Nim Chimpsky

Nim Chimpsky

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by Elizabeth Hess
     
 

Project Nim was designed by a Columbia University psychologist to refute Noam Chomsky's claim that language is exclusive to humans. Nim Chimpsky was raised like a human child and taught American Sign Language while living with his "adoptive family" in their Manhattan town house. Then the study's funding ended, and Nim's problems began. Exiled from the people he

Overview

Project Nim was designed by a Columbia University psychologist to refute Noam Chomsky's claim that language is exclusive to humans. Nim Chimpsky was raised like a human child and taught American Sign Language while living with his "adoptive family" in their Manhattan town house. Then the study's funding ended, and Nim's problems began. Exiled from the people he loved, caged and rotated in and out of various facilities, Nim's humanlike qualities and ability to converse with and charm everyone he met proved to be his salvation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410406866
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
05/16/2008
Series:
Thorndike Nonfiction Ser.
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
555
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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