Human Language and Temporal Expressions
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Human Language and Temporal Expressions

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Which term describes the property of human language in which individual sounds are meaningless on their own?

Discreteness

What can be said about animal communication systems in comparison to human language?

They are limited to a few topics like food and danger.

What distinguishes parrots' ability to mimic human speech from understanding the meaning of the words?

Parrots can only repeat what they have been taught.

How does the combination of sounds in human language contribute to generating meaning?

<p>By constructing words with combined sounds to convey meaning.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What quality of language allows humans to produce completely novel utterances that have never been spoken before?

<p>Combinatorial</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of changing one sound in a word to alter its meaning?

<p>/k/ + /u/ + /l/ = cool</p> Signup and view all the answers

What aspect of animal communication limits them to communicating only a few topics like food and danger?

<p>Combinatorial nature</p> Signup and view all the answers

What sets chimpanzees apart from parrots regarding their language abilities?

<p>Chimpanzees can understand abstract concepts like humans.</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what way do human language and animal communication differ substantially?

<p>Human language has combinatorial properties while animal communication does not.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main defining feature of the term 'Discrete Infinity' in relation to human language?

<p>It indicates that individual sounds are meaningless but can be combined to generate meaning.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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