Cognitive and Information Sciences of University of California, Merced, presents its seventh consecutive Mind Technology and Society (MTS) talk series, 2011-12. In this MTS presentation, Indiana University Professor Tom Schoenemann explains how interactions with others bias the evolutionary trajectory of language-specific faculties towards modifying pre-existing mechanisms and away from the creation of new, language-specific cognitive mechanisms. The title of Schoenemann's talk is Language evolution: The role of Broca's area. MTS talks are supported by a generous gift from Dr. Robert J. Glushko and Dr. Pamela Samuelson. The theme of the Spring 2012 talks is Coordinating Minds in the Social and Technological World.