Human Language And Language

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Communication and meaning combine, to make us humans, believe and think we know about the world and our environment as told to us through Language. Language is established when there is a necessity in an individual to gain something specific. When such characteristic is met, we as humans, are able to acquire and develop language through a combination of innateness and the environment. Language is a key tool humans, use and need, that is easily taken for granted. We do not realize how dependent on language we really are. Language is the sharing of subjectivity of a specific subject through changes in objects that other subjects,or individuals, are able to perceive. These objects are the tools that an author has the control to change depending …show more content…
An individual is born with language learning capacities that allows for language development and acquisition. Under the humans sciences, most psychologist take a biological approach to learn and comprehend about the functions of human brains. The specific parts and organs of the brain function according to their location. When studying the brain, it is accepted that the left hemisphere is the part in charge of “language processing and production” (King 81). More in depth, the brain structures involved with language are called “Broca’s Area” and “Wernicke’s Area”. Broca’s Area is involved with producing speech and Wernicke’s Area is involved with language comprehension. The fact that we are born with anatomical brain structures with physiological function that are in charge of language production proves that humans have a predisposition to acquire language. Linguist Noam Chomsky argues that humans are “biologically prewired to learn language at a certain time and in a certain way” (King …show more content…
Genie was born normally with minor complications, but none to the brain. However Genie was kept in “extreme isolation to which she was subjected, with its accompanying social, perceptual, and sensory deprivation ” (Fromkin). The isolated environment and disturbing situation Genie was in did not let her acquire language. Since she had very limited language input, she would only managed to express small murmurs and noises. Another factor is that she would be beaten by her father if she attempted to speak or communicate.She had environmental and psychological distresses that prevented the language structures in her brain to function properly. Without speaking or any way of communication, Genie wasn 't able to get out of the situation she was in, until she was discovered when she was

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