Question and answer
Do you believe that chimps that learn to use signs are capable of communicating through language? Why or why not?
Chimps may be able to communicate basic thoughts or ideas through signs, but they are not able to communicate through language. Language is unique to humans, allowing us to generate new and original ideas without ever hearing them before. [ Chimps don't yet have the cognitive and linguistic development needed to generate original and complex thoughts that are conveyed through language or signs.
]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: Do you believe that chimps that learn to use signs are capable of communicating through language? Why or why not?

Weegy: Chimps may be able to communicate basic thoughts or ideas through signs, but they are not able to communicate through language. Language is unique to humans, allowing us to generate new and original ideas without ever hearing them before. [ Chimps don't yet have the cognitive and linguistic development needed to generate original and complex thoughts that are conveyed through language or signs. ]
Expert answered|marymarnap|Points 0|

User: With each answer, please identify each of the methods of acquisition to which you refer.

Weegy: This explains the difference between human linguistic capabilities and the limits of animal communication explaining why chimp communication through signs cannot be as advanced as human sign [ language. ]
Expert answered|marymarnap|Points 0|

Question
Asked 7/26/2013 8:42:37 PM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Who is responsible for what is known as “language acquisition device?” What are the basic principles behind this thought on language development?
Weegy: Language Acquisiton Device was first proposed by Noam Chomsky. the LAD concept is an instinctive mental capacity which enables an infant to acquire and produce language. It is component of the nativist theory of language. [ This theory asserts that humans are born with the instinct or "innate facility" for acquiring language. ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 7/26/2013 8:26:25 PM
0 Answers/Comments
In what ways are sexist biases reflected in the language we use in ordinary speech? Please give examples.
Weegy: All of the following statements about bias are TRUE except: bias gives an objective assessment of a situation. Sexist biases are reflected in occupations that we use colloquially such as fireman, policeman, or mailman. [ Also it is common standard that when a gender is unknown, that one usually uses the masculine pronoun instead of feminine or ambiguous (he, him, his, etc.) ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 7/26/2013 8:37:16 PM
0 Answers/Comments
19,163,880 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Simplify 5(R + 2) - 6
Weegy: 5(R + 2) - 6 5R + 10 - 6 5R + 4 User: Simplify 3 - (2 - 8) Weegy: (3)/(7)-(4)/(m) = (3m/7m) - (28/7m) = (3m ...
1/26/2015 7:21:10 AM| 3 Answers
Collisions between moose and motor vehicles in parts of North America ...
Weegy: b. infraction is the best word to complete the sentence
1/25/2015 2:56:38 PM| 2 Answers
Choose the function of the italicized infinitive phrase. To help you ...
Weegy: Can you give me a place to put my things? Infinitive phrase: To put my things; Use: Adjective. User: ...
1/26/2015 10:51:49 AM| 2 Answers
Which is the subordinate clause in the sentence? Some additional ...
Weegy: The subordinate clause in the sentence - Some additional clues were found when a small pit, with linen bags and ...
1/25/2015 12:11:26 AM| 1 Answers
Which of the following was true of Nixon's presidency? A. It ...
Weegy: D. It oversaw the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. Is true of Nixon's presidency. User: ...
1/25/2015 12:16:49 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
Points 1691 [Total 1712]| Ratings 0| Comments 1691| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
L
P
Points 1276 [Total 6553]| Ratings 0| Comments 1276| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
P
P
Points 564 [Total 15575]| Ratings 0| Comments 564| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 438 [Total 1119]| Ratings 2| Comments 418| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 191 [Total 6891]| Ratings 0| Comments 191| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 90 [Total 6678]| Ratings 1| Comments 80| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 87 [Total 102]| Ratings 0| Comments 87| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 76 [Total 1637]| Ratings 0| Comments 76| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 63 [Total 445]| Ratings 0| Comments 63| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 50 [Total 52]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 5|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.