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# Professor: Members of most species are able to communicate

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Professor: Members of most species are able to communicate [#permalink]

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Professor: Members of most species are able to communicate with other members of the same species, but it is not true that all communication can be called â€œlanguage.â€
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11 Oct 2005, 18:48
D is my choice.
The student has interpreted the prof. as saying 'language is used only in human communications' and hence argues why the other <mentioned> communication forms cannot be called language.
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12 Oct 2005, 10:50
D it is.

"In fact, using language is a trait without which we would not be human"

That explains everything.
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12 Oct 2005, 10:53
D for me
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12 Oct 2005, 12:11
I choose C, not convinced but it sound better than D...
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Re: CR - Language and Communication [#permalink]

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12 Oct 2005, 12:45
I'm going with C.

[quote="rahulraao"]Professor: Members of most species are able to communicate with other members of the same species, but it is not true that all communication can be called â€œlanguage.â€
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12 Oct 2005, 13:36
D for me.
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12 Oct 2005, 13:37
D for me.
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12 Oct 2005, 16:20
Guys, could you please explain why you chose what you chose?
Nothing is clear or obvious to me in this question. So if the brains in the forum could please reason it out for me? Thanks!
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12 Oct 2005, 19:59
I think you can eliminate A, B and E who are not clearly related to the question of the student.

(A) different species can have similar defining traits
(B) every human trait except using language is shared by at least one other species
(E) humans cannot communicate with members of other species

A is out of scope, B and E are comparing human with other species but the student is talking about the links between communication and language concerning animals.

Still C and D :

(C) not all languages are used to communicate
(D) using language is a trait humans do not share with any other species

I think answer is C because he misunderstood what the professor told him.

[i]Professor : it is not true that all communication can be called â€œlanguage.â€
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12 Oct 2005, 22:31
C distorts both the professors and students original argument.

The students raises a vaild objection to the professors argument that using language is a trait without which we would not be human. The student is effectively challenging the professors definition of language.

BTW: Always question authority!
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12 Oct 2005, 22:38
I agree with C.
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12 Oct 2005, 23:14
The student has interpreteed the professor's remarks to mean that using language is a defining trait of humans. It is only by using langauge that makes humans unique (which means not shared with other species). This is explained in choice D.
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13 Oct 2005, 00:23
go D go....
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13 Oct 2005, 10:15
D for me too
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13 Oct 2005, 19:09
This one is really good. What's OA ? I hope there is OE
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15 Oct 2005, 04:16
D.

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15 Oct 2005, 13:12
I'll go with D - OA pls
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16 Oct 2005, 01:01
OA is D I was wrong
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16 Oct 2005, 17:49
Got D as well.
16 Oct 2005, 17:49
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