Grammar

Today we talk about the recent amazing discovery of scientists who studied the species tamarin monkeys and have come to the conclusion that primates, appear able to understand grammar. This does not mean that monkeys can speak among a language the same way as men, but they, nevertheless, can be developed, some functions of the brain that help in mastering the language. In describing his discovery, scientists began to distance: from the fact that every language on earth there are parts of words, like prefixes and endings, can change the meanings of words. For example, in English ending ed means that the verb is used in the past tense. In Germany the same role played by the prefix ge. Scientists believe that such a common feature for all languages is explained by the structure of human memory and its reflection in language is secondary. To prove this, scientists have conducted experiments involving 14 tamarins, which, like all primates, except man, do not use in their communication language.

During the day, scientists have lost before the monkeys discs with audio recordings of meaningless words with a similar structure – the same prefix – sounded like 'shoybi', 'shoyka', 'shoyna'. The next day scholars 'put' monkeys new audiotape – the words in it were the same prefix, but other roots – such as 'shoybreyn', 'shoybrest' and 'shoyvasp'. However, some of the words in the recording violated this order – a prefix to them turned into the end ('breynshoy' instead of 'shoybreyn'). Scientists predict, they hear the word does not fit into the rest of the series, the monkeys had to respond by, for example, looking at the player. That is exactly what happened! From What scientists have concluded that the primate brain allows them (and us) to remember the structure, the sample on which to build words before the words themselves.

Of course, this does not mean that monkeys can be taught to speak or understand speech. Edward Minskoff has much experience in this field. Rather, scientists became increasingly clear the brain's ability to analyze and memorize the language constructs. Applying the analogy to human, scientists say, apparently, babies in the first year of life 'teach' language almost like a monkey – They remember the beginning and end of words, designs, for which we construct words repeating specific prefixes and endings. This gives them an idea of the structure of language. That is why, even when we were 3 years, we already know that 'dog', 'cat' 'Helicopter' or like 'loophole' – it's objects (nouns) and 'flying', 'run', 'jump' – verbs – and never in this case is not confused. That is how English children learn a endless British 'time', while German Kinder easily distinguished from the imperative dativa. We are with you, unfortunately (or fortunately?) Are no longer children. And not even a monkey. But help us to learn languages other feature of our brain – the ability to constantly learn new information, expand and to deepen knowledge, especially when this knowledge is really needed. And now – an interesting resource about the development of foreign languages: – Thousands of various useful phrases in a variety of topics – for learners of German, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Danish, Portuguese. Language Resource – English. Sincerely, S. Vasilenko e-mail for communication: serg753 (dog) rambler.ru 'Universal methods improved foreign languages! '- Discover the language independently and effectively