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Study Guide for Test 1 COMD 2050 Section 3 Properties of Human Language 1 Displacement -  animals communicate in the present, whereas humans can discuss past events as  well as the present. 2. Arbitrariness -there is not natural connection between a sound and its meaning. 3. Productivity -  can produce ad understand a sentence that has never been said before. 4. Cultural Transmission -the ability to transmit culture and language (adopting a Chinese  child 5. Discreteness -  sounds in a language are meaningfully distinct (pat vs. bat). 6. Duality -  different levels of meaning; many sounds can be combined in many ways to form words,  which leads to the formation of sentences.    Properties of all language 1. Reciprocity -  the speaker is also the listener (conversation). 2. Specialization -  sounds made serve no other purpose than to communicate. 3. Non-directionality -  linguistic signals can be picked up by anyone that can hear the signals  (reason to whisper). 4. Rapid fade -  sounds that are produced disappear quickly. Onomatopoeia: Bow Wow Theory- the theory that suggests that spoken communication developed from  onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia- words that "echo" natural sounds. Ex. Pop, bang, boom. Types of Writing 1. pictograms-  a symbol that represents an object or concept. 2. ideograms-  a symbol that represents and idea 3 . logograms -  symbols represent words or morphemes; arbitrary--symbols may not look like what  they represent. 4.
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