Speaking in Tongues radio series
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The origins of language

Roger Hunt

"Why did we start talking in the first place?" Andrew Henley asks Roger Hunt (right).

Roger looks at some of the theories on how language originated -- including Roger's own favourite, the "Yo-he-ho" theory, according to which language began with cavemen needing to work to together to move a tree.

If that doesn't really convince you, Roger has half a dozen more for you, most with equally odd names...!

Roger Hunt is Director of Education at IH Barcelona.


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More about the origins of language (Wikipedia)

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"Speaking in Tongues" is a series of short English-language radio programmes, produced and recorded by IH Barcelona. The 25-programme series is broadcast on Saturday mornings by Radio Free Barcelona on 107.7 FM.

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The series discusses a range of different topics relating to language, language learning and language teaching.

The programme is intended for a general public, but will of course be of special interest to language teachers and students.