Linguistics Homework 10

Linguistics Homework 10 - of topic, or structure, where as...

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Andrea Kam May 1, 2008 Linguistics 101 (08D) Homework #10 1. Provide at least two properties of human language that are not found in animal communication systems. The major stumbling block for animals seems to be structure, not just in the general sense of putting a few words together, but in the sense that is typical of human sentences that have much more structure then just being a combination of two or more words. Human sentences are much longer, and the words are grouped into phrases within that sentence. Even though we cannot say these communication systems of animals are completely understood, it seems clear that animals have several limitations on displacement, freedom
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Unformatted text preview: of topic, or structure, where as humans do not. 2. Explain the difference between proto language and proto world. A proto-language is a Language which was the common ancestor of related languages that form a language family . Proto-World refers to the hypothetical, most recent common ancestor of all the world's languages an ancient proto-language from which are derived all modern languages, all language families , and all dead languages known from the past 6,000 years of recorded history....
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