12. Do Animals Use Language?
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Donna Jo Napoli [+]
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.
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.