Importance Of Human Language

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Linguists have concluded that human language is the most sophisticated means of communication. First of all, language is used to transmit thought and feelings and this can be reached through voice sounds, gestures or written symbols. According to the previous definition of language, it is concluded that any living creature has a certain way to communicate. When it comes to comparing the animals' form of communication to human language; human language is more complex. To some African people you are a "thing" until you take possession of a language. As a result, possessing at least one language makes humans "Humans". As a proof, in his book, Eve Spoke, evolutionist Philip Lieberman admitted that: "Speech is so essential to our concept of intelligence…show more content…
It is necessary to know what each gesture or hand movement means when using sign language as it differs from one sign language to another. For example, a person who knows Chinese sign language will not understand English sign language unless he knows it. Creativity in a language: It has been mentioned previously that knowing a language means having the capability to create new sentences that have not been spoken before or comprehending sentences that have not been heard before. As Noam Chomsky has said, "The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the "creativity of language" that is, the speaker's ability to produce new sentences, sentences that are immediately UNDERSTOOD by other speakers although they bear no physical resemblance to sentences which are familiar." ³ Human beings cannot create great literature but they can create new sentences. To add more, creating new sentences is not the only thing that will make you know a language but also knowing when to use these sentences in different situations. You can form unlimited set of sentences in any language but you cannot store these sentences and memorize them. To memorize these infinite set of sentences is to have an infinite storage capacity, however, the brain is
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