Dog Might Provide Clues on How Language Is Acquired -

Angus B. Grieve-Smith grvsmth at
Wed Jan 19 01:05:11 UTC 2011

On 1/18/2011 3:04 PM, A. Katz wrote:
> I don't think there is any doubt that dogs who live with humans 
> comprehend much of what is said around them. I've known dogs who were 
> bilingual who understood things that were said, when other humans in 
> the room who did not speak the language in question didn't understand. 
> The problem with all this evidence? It's anecdotal.

     Yes.  Also from an anecdotal standpoint, there's Gary Larsen's 
famous critique of people's expectations about animal language:

				-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
				grvsmth at

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