What Is Language?


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How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

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1. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

2. Vowels and consonants are examples of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how language is distinct from other forms of sight and sound-based communication systems. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the parts of language and how they function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Definition of combinability
  • Parts of language
  • Language vs. other communication

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communication lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the language of vervet monkeys
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vowels and consonants as well as an example of a morpheme

Additional Learning

To learn more about communication, review the accompanying lesson on What Is Language? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the characteristics of language
  • Know how morphemes and phonemes form language
  • Understand the importance of combinability