PHL313: Your Thoughts on Language Features (Fall 2011)

Essential Features of Language

I rephrased these where several people said similar things. I asked you to think about what some of the defining features of a natural human language are. Here are some of your thoughts (a few of these are probably the same point, expressed from a diverse perspective):
Also we wrote on what distinguishes human language. Obviously there's some overlap and diversity here. Some of you feel that there is nothing special about human languages, also.