The Gestural Communication of Apes and Monkeys

The Gestural Communication of Apes and Monkeys

by Josep Call
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805862781

ISBN-13: 9780805862782

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Gestural Communication of Apes and Monkeys is an intriguing compilation of naturalistic and experimental research conducted over the course of 20 years on gestural communication in primates, as well as a comparison to what is known about the vocal communication of nonhuman primates. The editors also make systematic comparisons to the gestural

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The Gestural Communication of Apes and Monkeys is an intriguing compilation of naturalistic and experimental research conducted over the course of 20 years on gestural communication in primates, as well as a comparison to what is known about the vocal communication of nonhuman primates. The editors also make systematic comparisons to the gestural communication of prelinguistic and just-linguistic human children. An enlightening exploration unfolds into what may represent the starting point for the evolution of human communication and language.

This especially significant read is organized into nine chapters that discuss:
*the gestural repertoire of chimpanzees;
*gestures in orangutans, subadult gorillas, and siamangs;
*gestural communication in Barbary macaques; and
*a comparison of the gestures of apes and monkeys.

This book will appeal to psychologists, anthropologists, and linguists interested in the evolutionary origins of language and/or gestures, as well as to all primatologists. A CD insert offers video of gestures for each of the species.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805862782
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction: Intentional Communication in Nonhuman Primates   M. Tomasello   J. Call     1
The Gestural Repertoire of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)   J. Call   M. Tomasello     17
Gestures in Subadult Bonobos (Pan paniscus)   S. Pika     41
Gestures in Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)   K. Liebal     69
Gestures in Subadult Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla)   S. Pika     99
Gestures in Siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus)   K. Liebal     131
Gestural Communication in Barbary Macaques (Macaca sylvanus): An Overview   N. Hesler   J. Fischer     159
Comparing the Gestures of Apes and Monkeys   J. Call   M. Tomasello     197
Ape Gestures and the Origins of Language   M. Tomasello   J. Call     221
Author Index     241
Subject Index     249

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