- Noam Chomsky has done numerous comparisons of humans to other species in regards to language.
- Clearly, as humans, we have a linguistic ability much superior to that of other mammals.
- Also, our general rules regarding language and symbols cannot be found in any other species.
An example to help prove this theory is to try and teach a chimpanzee signs that meant "brown house."
The chimpanzee would not have all the innate knowledge described above which is present in all humans.
Also, this process would involve much teaching and learning before a chimp could learn the signs, whereas
humans acquire such knowledge with very little effort taking place at all.