…terances doesn’t make much difference to their meaning, Kolodny explains. “The question becomes not ‘How did language arise only in humans?’but ‘Why did it not arise in other apes as well?’ And the answer is, the qualitative difference betwe…
I and many evolutionary biologist would disagree on this point. Language from a biological point of view is wired in the egg before a hatchling learns to sing.
“What makes human language unique is not that it allows us to communicate with each other, but that it allows us to do so with infinite variety . …. No, only humans can utter that sort of grammatical nonsense.”