Linguistics in Motion Film Series: Why Do We Talk? The Science of Speech

Talking is something that is unique to humans, yet it still remains a mystery. Why Do We Talk? meets the scientists beginning to unlock the secrets of speech - including a father who is filming every second of his son's first three years in order to discover how we learn to talk, the autistic savant who can speak more than 20 languages, and the first scientist to identify a gene that makes speech possible. A discussion following the film will be led by Dr. Dina Kapetangianni.