The Author

Aside from being a (partly remitted) manic depressive, I am a retired freelance academic, formerly Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cape Town and currently an Honorary Research Fellow of both that university and the University of Edinburgh. Though I was trained as a philologist and linguist, my interests are as much in psychology, philosophy of science and biological sciences. In recent years much of my research, teaching and writing has been concerned with evolutionary theory, neuroscience, the biology of language and the philosophy of mind and consciousness.

Roger Lass asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

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