Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):209-210 (2003)

The intriguing observation that left-cerebral dominance for vocalization is ancient, occurring in frogs, birds, and mammals, grounds Corballis's argument that the predominance of right-handedness may result from an association between manual gestures and vocalization in the evolution of language. This commentary supports the general thesis that language evolved “From hand to mouth” (Corballis 2002), while offering alternatives for some of Corballis's supporting arguments.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0140525X03230065
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 55,935
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Dual Asymmetries in Handedness.Gregory V. Jones & Maryanne Martin - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):227-228.
From Mouth to Mouth and Hand to Hand: On Language Evolution.Uwe Jürgens - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):229-230.
Hand-to-Hand Combat, or Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation?Michael C. Corballis - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):242-250.


Added to PP index

Total views
54 ( #182,890 of 2,403,041 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #361,919 of 2,403,041 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes