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The Origins of Language

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Kasey Tamamoto

on 15 May 2014

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Transcript of The Origins of Language

What is the relationship between the ways of knowing sense perception and reasoning in the creation of language?
Let's Make a Language!
Consider: What items would you want to make a special name for?
Perspective One: Definition
the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.

Perspective Two: An investigation into the world's oldest languages
Perspective Three: Untranslatable Words
"a property of a text, or of any utterance, in one language, for which no equivalent text or utterance can be found in another language when translated"
Perspective Four: Personal Connection
The Conclusion
Two necessities for the construction of language:
Have a society with common interests
Have a desire to express the things around you
the system of communication used by a particular community or country.
"What makes a language a language?"
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