Language Quotes

Laughing Baby

“The features of language as listed above are a dated formulation by Hockett in 1960. Through this formulation Hockett made one of the earliest attempts to break down features of human language for the purpose of applying Darwinian gradualism. Although an influence on early animal language efforts (see below), is today not considered the key architecture at the core of “animal language” research.” From Wikipedia, Animal Language.

Did Evolutionary thinking lead them to the truth about animal speech?  Would Creationist thinking have failed like this?

“Language sets people apart from all other creatures.  Every known human society has had a language and though some nonhumans may be able to communicate with one another in fairly complex ways, none of their communication systems begins to approach language in its ability to convey information.”  Opening comments on Scholarpedia: Language (linguistics)

“There is much more to be said about the unity in diversity of human languages. All languages are manifestations of the single phenomenon, language, that most characteristic of human attributes.” Conclusion of Language (linguistics) by Scholarpedia.

‘Nough Said!

« To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David. » I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. 2  I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 9:1,2

 

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