International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

Different Perspectives on the Origin of Language and the Evidences from the Field of Language Acquisition Assistant
Prof. Dr. Hüsnü CEYLAN

Abstract
Many of us ask questions on the origin of Language and throughout the history of mankind different people from various disciplines have thought and shared their ideas. There was also some time that this issue had been banned to be discussed because the discussion led to no conclusion. In the twentieth century, however, the discussions started again, linguists and scientists from various fields shared their ideas. This study aims to present some ideas from the latest studies from different disciplines and to discuss the issue by comparing them with the evidences from the field of Language Acquisition. The evidences from the field of Language Acquisition do not contradict with the ideas from the other disciplines. In all of these fields language is seen as a species-specific feature and human beings must have possessed this faculty from the very start of their existence on this planet.

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