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  • Date Submitted: 12/08/2008 2:05 PM
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Difference Between Human And Animal Communication

Communication plays an enormous part in a Humans' live. It allows us to express our views and opinions, our feelings and our desires. There are many different ways to communicate, it's not purely by auditory communication. NVC plays a big part in our communication, it can show true motives and feelings and give away details about ourselves. Non-verbal communication includes things like Eye contact, touch, body language and paralanguage.

It's important that understand that language and communication are slightly different, even though they are very closely linked. Language is a specific code of auditory symbols (or visual) that help to create shared understanding and communicate. You can communicate with out using language but having it makes things a lot easy if the other person understands. Language has rules which if broken can create misunderstanding and confusion of what information your trying to get across. Humans' have a language, in fact they have many languages. All of them different but some are quite similar too. Animals, in my opinion, do not have a language. They can communicate with each other, with recognised sounds producing meaning between the species. The use for animal communication is too normally warn or inform the animals ''friends'' different things around them. When a group of Communication Vervet Monkeys were observed by Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney they found that most of their communication was made up of different alarm calls, mostly for Eagles, Leopards and Snakes. It was also discovered that it takes time for the Monkeys to gain recognition of the sound. When recorded and played to the monkeys they would react in the exact same way. These alarm calls made are not language, they are merely noises. They are noises made in Panic of the animal seeing the predator that have come to be understood by the group.

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