I have a theory that animals (and possibly plants) have language ability that is essentially the same as the one humans have. Based on the undergraduate classes I took in college, virtually all linguists disagree with me, but that’s OK. I began thinking up my theory because I disagreed with them, at least in some of their starting assumptions.
So I find this story fascinating. Pet owners around the world who are contributing to the They Can Talk project may begin to find evidence to support my view that language itself exists as a feature of the natural world that exists outside the organism.