Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot by William A. Hillix

By William A. Hillix

Several books chronicle makes an attempt, such a lot of them over the last forty years, to educate animals to speak with humans in a human-designed language. those books have quite often taken care of just one or species, or maybe one or a number of examine tasks. we now have supplied a extra encompassing view of this box. We additionally are looking to strengthen what different authors, for instance Jane Goodall, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Penny Patterson, Birute Galdikas, and Roger and Deborah Fouts, so passionately exhibit approximately our accountability for our closest animal family.

This publication surveys what used to be recognized, or believed approximately animal language all through heritage and prehistory, and summarizes present wisdom and the talk round it. The authors establish and try to settle lots of the difficulties in examining the animal behaviours which were saw in stories of animal language skill.

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4. W. N. Kellogg and L. A. Kellogg, The ape and the child (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993). 5. P. Lieberman, The biology and evolution of language (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1984). 24 An Overview of Animal Language 6. P. Lieberman, Human language and our reptilian brain (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000). 7. K. S. MacKain, Speaking without a tongue. Journal of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, 12,46-71 (1984). 8. R. M. Seyfarth and D. L. Cheney, Some general features of vocal development in nonhuman primates: Social influences on vocal development, edited by C.

We will propose a definition that implies that animals have learned some language. At one extreme of the many definitions are very general, abstract definitions that demand very little. " Such a definition would include all the languages used by computers, such as Basic or Pascal or Lisp, as well as all human and animal methods of communication. This definition might be used by people who are familiar with information theory. According to this theory, information is something that allows one to choose between alternatives.

Kellogg, The ape and the child (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993). 5. P. Lieberman, The biology and evolution of language (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1984). 24 An Overview of Animal Language 6. P. Lieberman, Human language and our reptilian brain (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000). 7. K. S. MacKain, Speaking without a tongue. Journal of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, 12,46-71 (1984). 8. R. M. Seyfarth and D. L. Cheney, Some general features of vocal development in nonhuman primates: Social influences on vocal development, edited by C.

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