Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Author's Response
MacNeilage: Evolution of speech

The frame/content view of speech: What survives, what emerges

Peter F. MacNeilage a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 [email protected]


There was little disagreement among commentators about whether speech production involves a frame/content mode of organization, but there was some disagreement with the contention that frames evolved from ingestive cyclicities and were mediated via a medial “intrinsic” system.