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CHAPTER 2 comd - CHAPTER 2 ANIMALS AND HUMAN LANGUAGE Do...

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CHAPTER 2 ANIMALS AND HUMAN LANGUAGE Do animals understand spoken language? Whoa to horses->they sop Heel to dogs->they follow at heel standard explanation: stimulus->response Communicative and informative signals Communicative signals are intentionally used to provide information. Informative signals are behaviors that provide information unintentionally. Properties of human language Displacement Arbitrariness Productivity Duality Cultural transmission Displacement Talking about things that are not immediately present The ability to talk about both the past and the present. Some forms of displacement: Talking about things that have ambiguous existences. Saying any false statement Arbitrariness No natural connection Symbols.
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The words are the symbols since they don’t relate directly to the thing being referred to. Animals are incapable of this in their language.
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