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Unformatted text preview: displacement (displaced reference) productivity and duality of patterning (combinatorial capacity) traditional (cultural) vs. genetic transmission how naturally occurring animal systems measure up how trained animals’ language-like abilities measure up semantics (the referential "hit"; Helen Keller at the water pump) morphology and syntax criticisms of early animal language research (methodological, linguistic, in relation to ASL) how these criticisms were addressed in subsequent research characteristics of spontaneous gesture accompanying speech, particularly in contrast to linguistic properties of ASL (not specific examples, but general principles) properties of nonhuman primate gesture...
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- Winter '08
- Semiotics, Ferdinand de Saussure, concept sound-image Saussure, inflectional syntax semantics, linguistic analysis phonology