Communication: a linguistic ability?

The following link leads to a scientific experiment to determine whether communication has to do with linguistic skills:

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/21/1/8.full.pdf+html?rss=1

The gist is in the last sentence:

« We conclude that the generation of communicative utterances relies on a neurocognitive system that is involved in understanding intentions of others, and that is distinct from the language system. »

Something worthwhile to remember when translating. Translation is communication, spreading the word.

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