Six things we have and they don’t — part 2

Jan 26, 2011 by

In the previous posting, I talked about three of the six design features that separate human language from other communication systems, including those in the animal kingdom. These three features are: arbitrariness, reflexivity and...

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Six things we have and they don’t — part 1

Jan 26, 2011 by

In the last couple of postings I argued that animals — dogs, apes etc. — do not have language. Of course, animals of various species have communication systems but these communication systems do not count as language....

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