Why People Can Talk, But An Animal No ?

Language – is what defines our species and is distinguished from all other creatures that inhabit the globe. Since our birth language surrounds us on all sides. He perceived a commonplace and familiar, we are so easy to possess these instrument that barely notice it phenomenal. But if you think about it, the very nature of language is amazing. We can go to someone whom we do not know, say a sequence of sounds and to convey the idea from his head to head another person. This ability does not have any other creature on Earth. How and why we started to talk about? As able to develop such a complex and complete system of signals? Was it something innate to us as a species, or we acquired it in the course of evolution? And why we, the people – the only kind that is inherent in the ability to speak? All these questions that scientists are still looking for answers.

For example, Dr. Deb Roy of Massuchusetskogo University trying to find the answer to the question of the origin and language acquisition, has equipped his house under the "language laboratory" to conduct surveillance on his own newborn son. Since the appearance of it to light and to the period when the boy is 3 years old, a lot of cameras in the house records every sound, and later – every word uttered child. At the moment, the result of the experiment is a set of audio files that scientists only to be explored. Another long-term experiment lasted for seven years, just as the subject was a chimpanzee. Scientists from the fields of psychology and linguistics for seven years trying to teach chimpanzees wiki language, but not have achieved any success. Why do animals – even the closest relatives of man – can not speak? For years the dominant theory in this regard states that the inability of animals to reproduce complex sound system due to underdeveloped larynx, which have a slightly different structure that allows us to produce sounds. However, recent studies scholars, including an ultrasound scan of animals in the process of "vocalization", showed that this theory is not true.

It was found that the larynx of animals in product sounds (bark, moo or meow) operates in exactly the same as in humans, and can not be a hindrance ability to speak. Thus the reason that animals can not speak, not connected with anatomy of the larynx. Scientists have come to the conclusion that the reason is obvious, lies in the brain in fundamental differences in the brain of our species and other species. However, there are other opinions on this matter. Perhaps the inability of animals to communicate through a system of complex audio signals as we do, because their thinking is quite different from ours. Word – a designation of the subject. The proposal – an expression of thought. The human mind is more thinking, using abstraction and generalization, rather than specifically refers to the subjects. Animals do not possess such thinking, so they simply do not need sound system for the transmission of complex information. Like it or not, and how our ancestors learned to speak, all that remains to be seen. And now – an interesting resource about mastering foreign languages: – Free lessons for the study of a large number of foreign languages. Exercises for memorizing words. Sincerely, S. Vasilenko e-mail for communication: serg753 (dog) rambler.ru 'Universal Methods for Effective Mastering foreign languages! '- Master the language independently and effectively