Clearly, the word “talk” can be used into totally different senses. On the one hand, it can mean ‘simply to utter words’, as in ‘Archibald’s got a talking parrot which says Damn it you pake it’. On the other hand, it can mean ‘to use language in a meaningful way. Psycholinguists would like to find out wether animals can ‘talk’ in the second sense also. They are interested in this problem because they want to know the answer to the following questions: are we the only species which possesses language? If so, are we the only species capable of acquiring it?

The first problem is this are we comparing systems differ quantitatively or qualitatively? On the one hand, human language may have gradually evolved from a more primitive animal means of communication in a continuous line of growth a viewpoint sometimes known as a ‘continuity’  theory. On the other hand, human language maybe something quite different from our basic animal. Heritage, and superimposed on it. This is a ‘discontinuity’ theory.

Supporters of continuity theories suggest that language grew out  of a primate call system, like the ones by apes today. They assume that humans started out with a simple set of cries in which each one meant something different, such as danger ! or elaborate, and eventually evolved into language. A possible intermediate stage is seen in the cries of the vervet monkey. This monkey has several alarms calls which distinguish between different types of danger (Strutsaker, 1967). In comes to my mind about theory Struhsaker is human language have similarity language with animals language why I say that because Struhsaker say a possible intermediate stage is seen in the cries of the vervet monkey, this monkey has several alarms calls which distinguish between different types of danger, likewise human. They assume that humans started out with a simple set of cries in which each one meant something different, such as “Danger”.

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