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let there be words( questions and answers)

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University of Guelph
ANTH 1150
Marta Rohatynskyj

Study Questions for ‘Let There be Words’ 1. What are some of the physical changes that had to take place before human beings could develop speech? The position of the voice box lowered, which makes it easier for humans to make more sounds. They have an increase in brain size, lung size, and the shape and form of their tongue and lips. 2. What do a human infant and a chimpanzee have in common in terms of physiological features related to language? Infant’s voice boxes are in the same positions as chimpanzees, and it drops after around one year. Infant’s also begin to walk around this age. 3. There were three distinct movements of early man out of North Eastern Africa. Why is it assumed that language was invented before modern humans moved out to Eurasia (the great leap forward)? 1.6 million years ago, , 50,000 years ago. 4. What is the difference between the concept of the origin of human language and the origin of all languages that are on earth today? There were two time periods of
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