Dogs’ Nature for Learning Human Languages

Seyede Khadijeh Mirbazel, Masoumeh Arjmandi


There is a lingering question of how dogs comprehend human language. The most evidences declare that the cognitive abilities of dogs differ in significant ways from other animals that have had prolonged contact and/or training with humans. This analytical paper is a case study which aims at speculating about the significance of dog’s ability to recognize and comprehend human language sounds, speech and vocabulary in a natural situation not tutoring. This paper considers the relationship between Chomsky’s innateness hypothesis for human and dog’s ability to learn human language. The researchers of this study believe that the in-built program in dogs’ brains is like LAD in human brains. Concluding that dogs are able to comprehend, communicate and respond to language stimuli when their masters use language like a human child. However, the researchers of this study observed that the dogs’ nature for learning human language was very fast during their first three months of life - through naturally not training - little by little, there was a reduction rate.


Human language learning, LAD, receptive skills, Sound waves

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