Would it be correct to say that language is a distinguishing feature of Homo sapiens sapiens?
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- Would it be correct to say that language is a distinguishing feature of Homo sapiens sapiens? Contrast human language and communication systems with those of other animals, including other hominins. You should include a discussion of the communication systems and language capabilities of non-human primates.
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