Challenges to the theory and conclusion
Anna Dina L. Joaquin [+]
California State University
Anna Dina L. Joaquin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and TESL at California State University, Northridge. She is co-author (with Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Andrea Mates and John Schumann) of The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language (OUP, 2009).
In this chapter, the author discusses potential challenges to the perspective, including autism and the sociality of other animals.