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  • Apr 18, 2011
  • 12:09 AM

Human Language Origins Traced to Africa, Study Finds

Maureen Salamon / US News
Just as the genetic heritage of humans can be traced to Africa, the world's languages also originated there and spread across the globe, a new study suggests. New Zealand researcher Quentin Atkinson analyzed the phonemes -- distinct units of sound that differentiate words...

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