Elements Of Human Language

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Language, in simple words; is a tool that we humans use for communication, either spoken, written or through the use of gestures. We live in a language interceded reality where language is the expression of more profound and universal patterns that underlie all human languages. Hence, it shapes our understanding of the physical and social worlds in a way that is uniquely human. The way humans communicate differs enormously from animal communication. Animals do convey messages to each other, it can be about the location of food, predator or feelings. Nonetheless, it still lacks anything like human language. Human language consist of many design features, such as productivity, total feedback, displacement and these elements sets us apart from the animals (Hyde, 1998).

Productivity is one of the elements of human language that allows us to be creative, as we are able to deliver multiple messages utilizing different vocabularies to shape or form a distinctive sentence. With humans holding this skill, it differentiates them from the animal kingdom. In addition, humans can share data further and also come up with new ideas to enhance our living, which
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It refers to the ability of humans being able to communicate about the past, future or hypothetical situations. In human language, we can talk about how our lives were like a couple of years ago, what we are going to do in the next 5 years, or even create a mock-up situation through critical thinking. Based on my research for whales, bees or birds communication, there is not enough evidence about displacement in these animals communication. They tend to show no sign of communicating about the past or future since they communicate in reaction to stimulus, that is when they are in danger or hunting for food (Jose, 2015). Therefore, we can conclude that animals do not have displacement in design feature of their communication and that this feature is unique to
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