Doctor Dolittle's Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language / Edition 1 by Stephen R. Anderson, Amanda Patrick | | 9780300115253 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Doctor Dolittle's Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language / Edition 1

Doctor Dolittle's Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language / Edition 1

by Stephen R. Anderson, Amanda Patrick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300115253

ISBN-13: 9780300115253

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

Dr. Dolittle had it wrong, says the author of this fascinating book: animals cannot use language. Stephen Anderson explains the difference between communication and language and shows that animals do not have the cognitive capacities necessary to acquire language.

"A masterly overview of what is currently known about the communicative abilities of a wide

Overview

Dr. Dolittle had it wrong, says the author of this fascinating book: animals cannot use language. Stephen Anderson explains the difference between communication and language and shows that animals do not have the cognitive capacities necessary to acquire language.

"A masterly overview of what is currently known about the communicative abilities of a wide range of creatures. . . . Anderson's synthesis provides illuminating comparisons with the infinitely more sophisticated resources of the human language. . . . An elegant book."—Neil Smith, Nature

"Well-written, well-argued, and provocative. . . . I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in animal communication and the evolution of language."—Marc Bekoff, Quarterly Review of Biology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115253
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.94(h) x (d)

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