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Unformatted text preview: was never able to socialize with peers, or anyone for that matter. She was therefore never introduced to language, when she did make a noise, her father would beat her, cementing the idea into her head that making sounds was bad. Kanzi, a chimp, was also able to communicate. Kanzi began learning ways to communicate as a younger chimp during the critical period. Even though he was never able to speak, he was able to understand language. Growing up in the human world, Kanzi was exposed to language therefore; he was able to learn indirectly, like a human baby would normally learn language. The theories prove that there is a critical period for a child to learn language. Although one may be able to learn language a later age, it will be harder for them to form sentences, and use the language correctly....
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- Fall '08