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


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.