×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Kanzi's Primal Language
     

Kanzi's Primal Language

1.0 1
by Pär Segerdahl
 
Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's work on the language capabilities of the bonobo Kanzi has intrigued the world because of its far-reaching implications for understanding the evolution of the human language. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of the filmed language tests. It argues that while the tests prove that Kanzi has language, the even more remarkable manner in

Overview

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's work on the language capabilities of the bonobo Kanzi has intrigued the world because of its far-reaching implications for understanding the evolution of the human language. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of the filmed language tests. It argues that while the tests prove that Kanzi has language, the even more remarkable manner in which he originally acquired it - spontaneously, in a culture shared with humans - calls for a re-thinking of language, emphasizing its primal cultural dimensions.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'This book caused me to think in exciting new ways about language and its evolution. It represents a groundbreaking addition to the literature on language, situated right at the intersection of a number of disciplines, ranging from anthropology to psychology to linguistics to neuroscience - and of course, philosophy.' Barbara J. King, College of William & Mary, USA

'It has been said that language theorists tend to head for the door on those rare occasions in which Wittgenstein is brough into a lecture. I think Kanzi's Primal Language is just the thing to open their minds to how the kind of conceptual investigation pioneered by Wittgenstein might bear importantly on their interests. The book should also be of interest to philosophers of science, in its provocative challenge to our normal scientific culture...As for those of us who are called upon to interpret and teach Wittgenstein, I believe we will be able to find in it, at the very least, many fresh and illuminating examples to illustrate his ideas and methods.' - William H. Brenner, Philosophical Investigations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230569812
Publisher:
Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date:
08/05/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
377 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Kanzi's Primal Language 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is to expensive