The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

12. Do Animals Use Language?

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

Donna Jo Napoli [+-]
Swarthmore College
Donna Jo Napoli is Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College. She publishes primarily on the structure of Italian and of sign languages. She also writes children’s fiction: http://www.swarthmore.edu/donna-jo-napoli.

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Animals communicate with one another in ways that meet some, but not all criteria of a human language. Most language researchers agree that this means animals don’t use language.

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Napoli, Donna Jo . 12. Do Animals Use Language?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 58-62 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38131. Date accessed: 20 Feb 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38131. Jul 2019

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