Can Animals Learn a Human Language?

Knowing a language is an ability to perform linguistic functions.  Humans and animals use language as a communicative skill throughout their lives. There are some drastic differences between the human`s way of communication and the animal`s way of communication. For instance, human language is based on words. Whereas, animal communication is based on screams, gestures... Continue Reading →

Is Human Language an Instinctual Behaviour?

In this essay I discuss whether human language is an instinctual behaviour or a learning behaviour by considering Eric Lenneberg’s criteria for instinctual behaviours (1967). This has been argued for years and although some follow Skinner`s theory of language acquisition as a learning behaviour, there are still people who consider language as an innate ability,... Continue Reading →

Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 3

This is the third part of my Over The Garden Wall Analysis… For Part 1 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 1 For Part 2 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 2   “Nice to horse your acquaintance.” In “Songs of the Dark Lantern” a talking horse named Fred joins... Continue Reading →

Plague of the 21st Century: Anxiety

Anxiety began with a traumatic experience that I rejected to face with. I should say that first step to ease my anxiety was acceptance. I accepted that something was going wrong with me. I was constantly feeling suffocated with a heart beating so fast that it woke me up from my sleep. Before I begin... Continue Reading →

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