These links are very deep background (i.e. not directly relevant) for the lectures. There are also some external links to online versions of the papers given on the 'other references' list, but these are very much optional extras rather than recommended reading. BBC news items (click on 'text only' down the left side to print just text)

on the 2001 language gene

1999 page about Kanzi 'speaking'

2002 language gene and chimps

2004 item on dog with 200 word vocabulary 'Living links'
Home page of this extensive site at Emory Universtiy, Atlanta.
gif The diagram about language evolution in Elman (2005)

gifBrief exerts from Pinker and Jackendoff (2005)
gifImage of Dr Savage-Rumbaugh showing arbitrary lexigrams