It is understood by all those who use other forms of sign language. Signing children pass through the same language stages as speaking children. American Sign Language is classified as a pantomimed code. Add Question Here Question 170 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question Which of the following statements about American Sign Language is FALSE? Answer Both speech and signing follow similar universal language patterns. It is understood by all those who use other forms of sign language. Signing children pass through the same language stages as speaking children. The same brain areas become active when a person speaks or signs. Add Question Here Question 171 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question Which of the following statements about gestural languages is FALSE? Answer Speech may have evolved from gestures that were utilized throughout human history. Sign languages are part of one’s personal identity and define a distinct community and culture. American Sign Language is readily understood by those who "speak" French sign or Chinese sign. American Sign Language has a spatial grammar, syntax, and semantics all its own. Add Question Here Question 172 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question Gestures Answer help us string words together. are believed by some psychologists to be the forerunner of speech, that is, speech evolved from gestures. activate the same brain areas as when a person speaks. are characterized by all of these. Add Question Here Question 173 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question Regarding animal communication, which of the following statements is TRUE? Answer Animals exhibit varied cries, gestures, and mating calls, but even these communications are often not understood by other animals of the same species. Although animal communication is limited, they can learn to use human language with ease and eventually attain the communication skills of the average high school sophomore. Animal communication can truly be called a language because it consists of symbols, grammar, and, most importantly, it is productive. While psychologists do not doubt that animals communicate, there is disagreement as to whether or not animals can actually be taught a language. Add Question Here Question 174 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question Regarding animal communication, which of the following statements is FALSE? Answer In their natural habitat, apes and monkeys make only a few dozen distinct cries, which carry messages, such as “attack,” “flee,” or “food here.” Animal communication lacks the productive quality of human language. No ape or monkey has ever learned to form compound or conditional sentences. Problems with syntax have plagued almost all animal language studies.
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