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Kanzi's Primal Language: The Cultural Initiation of Primates into Language
     

Kanzi's Primal Language: The Cultural Initiation of Primates into Language

by P. Segerdahl, W. Fields, S. Savage-Rumbaugh
 

ISBN-10: 1403996040

ISBN-13: 9781403996046

Pub. Date: 08/05/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403996046
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/05/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Kanzi Acquires Language in a Forest in Georgia Design Features of Language Ambiguous Human Culture What Does It Mean to Study Language? Summary: The Catalogue of Design Features Appendix 1: The Apes Appendix 2: The Keyboard Notes Bibliography Index

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