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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 Can Animals Learn a Human Language?

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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 Is Human Language an Instinctual Behaviour?

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City of Rocks, castles, bridges, minarets: Hasankeyf

With its natural, historical and architectural features Hasankeyf is very different from the many ruins in Anatolia, for example, the Eastern Roman ruins. As Archaeological News said, it is a unique settlement. However, the structures in Hasankeyf are not durable enough to overcome the flooding. Hasankeyf, which hosted ancient civilizations, is anxiously waiting for a… Continue reading City of Rocks, castles, bridges, minarets: Hasankeyf

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First Person Point of View in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe & His Works and Narration Edgar Allan Poe, who is popular for his gothic stories, is known as one of the best user of  “ Unreliable Narrator[1] ” thanks to his famous stories which have a first person narrator. “The Black Cat” was published in 1843 in the Saturday Evening Post which… Continue reading First Person Point of View in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe