Explain why understanding language in non-human animals can be important for teaching language to a child or someone with language impairment.

1- to 2-paragraph response to the following:

  • Explain what you think is necessary for something to be considered a language. Then, comment on Alex’s abilities and whether or not you consider his speech to be “real” language.
  • Describe what experience you have with learning or teaching a language. (Think of teaching a child, working with someone with aphasia, or learning a second language.) Explain why understanding language in non-human animals can be important for teaching language to a child or someone with language impairment.
 

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