The Allen L. Edwards Lectureship presents:
The Big Step in Human Evolution:

Terrence Deacon
Boston University
 biological anthropologist
Author, The Symbolic Species



Was it Symbols?





Derek Bickerton
University of Hawaii linguist
Author, Language and Species,
Language and Human Behavior



Or was it Syntax?

The debate will be moderated by
U of W neuroscientist
William H. Calvin, co-author with Bickerton of Lingua ex Machina.

Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow.  Contact Professor David Corina in Psychology ( for more information.  For disability accommodations,  206-543-6450 (

Wednesday, 27 September, 3:30pm, Physics-Astronomy A110