Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills

Authors: Hillix, William, Rumbaugh, Duane

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Several books chronicle attempts, most of them during the last 40 years, to teach animals to communicate with people in a human-designed language. These books have typically treated only one or two species, or even one or a few research projects. We have provided a more encompassing view of this field. We also want to reinforce what other authors, for example Jane Goodall, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Penny Patterson, Birute Galdikas, and Roger and Deborah Fouts, so passionately convey about our responsibility for our closest animal kin.

This book surveys what was known, or believed about animal language throughout history and prehistory, and summarizes current knowledge and the controversy around it. The authors identify and attempt to settle most of the problems in interpreting the animal behaviours that have been observed in studies of animal language ability.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • A Chronology of Events in Animal Language Research

    Hillix, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • An Overview of Animal Language

    Hillix, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • Language Research with Nonhuman Animals: Methods and Problems

    Hillix, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-44

  • Early Reports about Language in Animals

    Hillix, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-67

  • Washoe, the First Signing Chimpanzee

    Hillix, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $279.99
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Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3400-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills
Authors
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4512-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4512-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47739-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3400-0
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 310
Topics