35 relations: American Sign Language, Animal communication, Anthropology, Arbitrariness, Brown thrasher, Charles F. Hockett, Cornell University, Critical period hypothesis, Digital infinity, Displacement (linguistics), Double articulation, Idiom, Indigo bunting, Language, Language acquisition, Linguistics, Morpheme, Morphology (linguistics), Pheromone, Phoneme, Phonology, Primate, Productivity (linguistics), Queen ant, Quipu, Reflexiveness, Rice University, Semanticity, Sign language, Structural linguistics, Traditional transmission, Universal grammar, Vocal-Auditory Channel, Waggle dance, Yale University.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
Animal communication is the transfer of information from one or a group of animals (sender or senders) to one or more other animals (receiver or receivers) that affects the current or future behavior of the receivers.
Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.
Arbitrariness is the quality of being "determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle".
The brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) is a bird in the family Mimidae, which also includes the New World catbirds and mockingbirds.
Charles Francis Hockett (January 17, 1916 – November 3, 2000) was an American linguist who developed many influential ideas in American structuralist linguistics.
Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York.
The critical period hypothesis is the subject of a long-standing debate in linguistics and language acquisition over the extent to which the ability to acquire language is biologically linked to age.
Digital infinity is a technical term in theoretical linguistics.
In linguistics, displacement is the capability of language to communicate about things that are not immediately present (spatially or temporally); i.e., things that are either not here or are not here now.
Double articulation, or duality of patterning is a concept used in linguistics and semiotics.
An idiom (idiom, "special property", from translite, "special feature, special phrasing, a peculiarity", f. translit, "one's own") is a phrase or an expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning.
The indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) is a small seed-eating bird in the cardinal family, Cardinalidae.
Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; and a language is any specific example of such a system.
Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.
A morpheme is the smallest grammatical unit in a language.
In linguistics, morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language.
A pheromone (from Ancient Greek φέρω phero "to bear" and hormone, from Ancient Greek ὁρμή "impetus") is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species.
A phoneme is one of the units of sound (or gesture in the case of sign languages, see chereme) that distinguish one word from another in a particular language.
Phonology is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic organization of sounds in languages.
A primate is a mammal of the order Primates (Latin: "prime, first rank").
In linguistics, productivity is the degree to which native speakers use a particular grammatical process, especially in word formation.
A queen ant (formally known as a gyne) is an adult, reproducing female ant in an ant colony; generally she will be the mother of all the other ants in that colony.
Quipu (also spelled khipu) or talking knots, were recording devices fashioned from strings historically used by a number of cultures, particularly in the region of Andean South America.
Reflexiveness is one of Charles Hockett's 16 Design features of language which states that in a language the speaker can use his/her language to talk about language.
William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University, is a private research university located on a 300-acre (121 ha) campus in Houston, Texas, United States.
Semanticity is one of Charles Hockett's 16 design features of language.
Sign languages (also known as signed languages) are languages that use manual communication to convey meaning.
Structural linguistics is an approach to linguistics originating from the work of Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure and is part of the overall approach of structuralism.
Traditional transmission (also called cultural transmission) is a design feature of language that the anthropologist Charles F. Hockett developed to distinguish the features of human language from those of animal communication.
Universal grammar (UG) in linguistics, is the theory of the genetic component of the language faculty, usually credited to Noam Chomsky.
The vocal-auditory channel describes the way vocal signals can be used to produce language.
Waggle dance is a term used in beekeeping and ethology for a particular figure-eight dance of the honey bee.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.