Talking is something that is unique to humans, however, remains a mystery.
Why are we talking? meet scientists are beginning to discover the secrets of the word – as a father who is filming every second of your child’s first three years in order to discover how they learn to speak, the autistic savant who speak more than 20 languages, and the first scientist to identify a gene that makes speech possible.
Horizon also listens to the godfather of linguistics, Noam Chomsky, the first to suggest that our ability to speak is innate.
A unique experience shows how a new foreign language can arise in just one afternoon in an attempt to understand that language is and why it is.