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Four ways animal language differ from ours

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An animal may be able to warn its fellow animals of a predator in its environment, but what if it needed to express the notion that in an hour it will be dange...

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Understand Linguistics: A Teach Yourself Guide

Understand Linguistics: A Teach Yourself Guide

by Jean Aitchison

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Animals which use vocal signals have a stock of certain sounds they can utter, and in extreme cases, some of them, such as birdes do combine sounds, though it takes place quite seldom. But when it ...

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As far as animal communication is concerned, there are only a handful of messages they can send or receive. So, inevitably these messages will be repeated time and again. On the other hand, humans ...

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In human language, the number of words in a sentence is irrelevant to its basic structure. For example, some one can't express the past in English by always adding an -ed to the third word ...

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