Sunday, 25 September 2011

Language as A Subset of Communication: The Case of Wild Children

In a previous post, Introduction to Communication Studies, the point was made that humans are not the only beings with a system of Communication and also that 'Language' is the name given to the human system of Communication. Therefore, though babies are born with the ability to communicate, they must be placed in an environment where they are able to acquire language inputs from older humans, otherwise they will not acquire Language. Below is a you tube clip on feral (wild) children, which emphasizes this point.