Can Animals Use Language?

If they can, what differentiates human language from non-human animal language systems?

Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet on Unsplash

Some of us are lucky enough to have an animal friend to spend our newfound governmentally-mandated extra time spent at home. It could be the now twenty five weeks of almost isolation, but I swear I heard my dog talk the other day. Ok, it was probably the isolation, but it did prompt me into looking into the various linguistic…