Jean-Louis Dessalles is Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech, where he organized the Third International Conference on the Evolution of Language in 2000. He is author of L'ordinateur génétique, Aux Origines du langage and La pertinence et ses origines, all published by Hermès-Science. He has published numerous articles in English and French on cognitive science, communication, and language evolution. ; James Grieve is an Emeritus Reader at The Australian National University, Canberra. His major translations include works on autism, language and linguistics, myrmecology, Lacour-Gayet's Histoire de l'Australie, books for children, and two parts of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu. He has published a Dictionary of Contemporary French Connectors and two novels for Young Adults .