How Communications Are Made - 1

Animals have a method of communication or information exchange for their survival. These methods include, for example, chemical substances like change in body smell in various animals, especially during the mating season; body or physical movements like dance of bees, fish and birds as well as voice or cries of birds and animals. These symbols used for information exchange are defined as language in linguistic or behavioral sciences. Languages that are most developed and most frequently used by human beings are "words" and corresponding characters.

There Are Various Ways of Communications

Human beings are unique in a sense that they use words or spoken language. No other animals in nature, except for human beings, are able to communicate each other and exchange lots of information, using such an enormous amount of words. Word usage started with an evolution of mankind and the number of words has been increasing up to now together with cultural development. What is more important is the fact that new words are constantly being created.
Human beings can freely use an astronomical number of words and express what is in their minds in the form of sentences by materializing them, objectifying them, or in the abstract.
Sentence structures made by combining words are very complex systems, but we learn them naturally as mother language. No children learn grammars before they start to talk.
Language learning process, of course, starts after birth. It starts with the conversation between mothers and their babies. It goes without saying that spoken words repeated by mothers are important. However, voice is not the only method of communication in nature as mentioned earlier. Body movements or gestures of mothers are also important. Of course mothers behave naturally like this without any learning process. We should not forget that human beings communicate each other using big and small body movements in their conversations.

Kobayashi, Noboru (1981). "Communication ha Koushite-1" (written in Japanese). Tokyo: Child Research Net. Retrieved Oct. 8, 2004, from the World Wide Web
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