Central University of EcuadorFaculty of philosophy, literature, science education Language School tics Name: carolina velecela Course: 5 th semester 2011 - 2012
Some animals certainly seenm to have a cominications system. That system may or may not be a language. the dolphin, a kind of fish, has ways of giving information to other dilphins. The monkey, an animal that is similar to humans in many ways, can use a human language system
The bees communication system is extremely interesting. Karl von Frisch did an experiment with bees. The bee returned to the hive and did the round danced, but none of the other bees could find the food. One bee could not communicate this new information to the others. Dolphins, like bees. have been studied to see if they have a language. The dolphin its general behavior is much like that of humans. For communication, however, the dolphin s system is much more limited than a person s. It seems that bees and dolphins communicate, but that they do not have language. It is much more difficult to decide whether monkeys have language.
EXAMPLEKarla is being studied at the Yerkes Primate Research Centerin the United States. Karla has learned to use the nearly 100symbols on the computer board.She can also use the symbols on the computer to answersimple questions which the scientist asks, using thecomputer also.We may define language as any system for exchanginginformation buy making new combinations of symbols.Animal language, then, is very complex thing.