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Language

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Christian Cristoful

on 13 April 2012

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Transcript of Language

And Finally
What is Language?
Photo based on: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr
Use of Sound Signals
Language
Language Features
Onomatopoeia
Language is a patterned system of arbitrary sound signals, characterized by structure dependence, creativity, displacement, duality and cultural transmission.
Language Features
Duality
The need for learning.
Cultural Transmission
Displacement
Creativity
Patterning
Structure Dependence
Arbitrariness
Questions
Suggest at least three properties of language which are rare or absent in animal communication
What is meant by creativity?
What is meant by structure dependence?
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