Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Animal Communication and Human Language

Recent investigations into animal calls shows they are more like human speech than previously thought.

Human language has context-free grammar, but it seems that animals make use of regular grammar -- meaning, their calls and communications are not random. I suppose we should not be surprised by this, as the animals are supposed to be communicating something to others, and that means the others have to have an understanding of what is being communicated.