Research in English (Linguistics) A session 6: May 27th, 2011

  1. Checked the answers to the homework questions,  “What is Language?”
  2. “Mother Tongue” chapter 2. We read and translated pages 21, 22, and 23.
  3. Is music language? Is art language?


  1. Aoki: translate pages 24-26 down to “stress and confusion.”
  2. Takeuchi: translate pages 26 from “Moreover, all children everywhere” to page 29, line 2 “creoles.”
  3. Watanabe: translate pages 29, line 3 to page 31, “indeed, almost everywhere.”
  4. Takeoka: page 31, “Their common existence” to the end of the chapter (p. 34)
  5. Is music language? Is art language? Write your opinion and your reason, and be ready to discuss this question in class next week.
music is the language of the soul
Music is the language of the soul. Click image to visit source
Is music communication?
Is music communication?
Singing Neanderthals
"Music is the language of emotion" From the book "Singing Neanderthals"

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  1. I was surprised to know the big difference between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, becasue I thought both of them had been almost the same. I did not know Homo sapiens might have had their linguistic system(language). I learned Homo sapiens had been different from Neanderthals in having had the ability to plan carefully. So, I realized what a big influence languages have on the way of thinking!

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