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Chapter 1 14:13 Theories regarding human language Divine source Natural sound source Physical adaptation source Genetic source Divine source Occurs in most religions Psammetichus- Egyptian pharaoh Children not exposed to language grow up with no language at all Natural sound source 1 Idea that primitive words were imitations of natural sounds Onomatopoeic-words whose punctuations echo real sounds Natural cries of emotions o Ouch! Ah! Ooh! Wow! Problematic because spoken language is produced on exhalation Yo-he-ho theory First words grunts and groans made during coordinated physical labor Suggests that human language was developed in some kind of social contact Problematic cause apes and other primates have grunts and calls, very social Physical adaptation source
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More modern/scientific approach Glossogenetics Upright teeth  Muscular structure of lips Small mouth tongue Larynx “voice box” Lateralized brain Specialized functions in each 2 hemispheres Left hemisphere is for language Right hemisphere is knowledge Innateness hypothesis: were born with it Communicative signals Intentionally  Informative signals Unintentionally Displacement We can refer to past and future events We can refer to things not in our immediate environment Arbitrariness No natural connection between a linguistic form and its meaning
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Clear connection between animal signals and the message conveyed Productivity Constantly create novel utterances Infinite # of possibilites Fixed reference Cultural transmission Language is passed from one generation to the next Duality 2 simultaneous levels of sound production and meaning o distinct sounds o distinct meanings properties of human language displacement arbitrariness productivity cultural transmission duality
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Animals and Human Language 14:13
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