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24 What Is Language JUST CANT SHAKE THE FEELING THAT 1 DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE AS AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT, BUT AM MERELY IMITATING SYLLABLES AS A TRAINED RESPONSE. Bizzaro 1991 by Dan Piraro. Reprinted with permission of Universat Press Syndicate. Ali rights reserved. utterances never heard before. Recent reports of an African gray parrot named Alex studied by Dr. Irene M. Pepperberg suggest that new methods of training animals may result in more learning than was previously believed possible. When the trainer uses words in context, Alex seems to relate some sounds with their meanings. This is more than simple imitation, but it is not how children acquire the complexities of the grammar of any language. It is more like a dog learning to associate certain sounds with meanings, such as
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