Language in apes? concepts, communications, controversies : a selective bibliography, 1940-November 1994 by Alison Longley

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Published by Primate Information Center, Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington in Seattle, Wash .

Written in English

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  • Human-animal communication.,
  • Primates -- Psychology.

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Book details

StatementAlison Longley.
SeriesPrimate Information Center topical bibliographies
ContributionsUniversity of Washington. Primate Information Center.
LC ClassificationsQL776 .L65 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. ;
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL897395M
LC Control Number95188940

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The first, called "Bringing up Kanzi" and written by Savage-Rumbaugh, is an entertaining and highly readable account of how Kanzi learned to communicate with humans.4/5. I enjoyed the first half of this book which describes in excruciating detail the nature of her work with Bonobos.

The second half of the book provides a detailed analysis of language and how our historical understanding exempts apes from a capacity for it/5(1). Apes, Men, and Language book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book tells the story of how Washoe and other chimps use Ameri /5.

To this day, assertions that apes can converse with humans using symbols or sign language abound in popular magazines and books and even college textbooks. But although the trained apes often used two or three signs or symbols in a sequence, and could clearly get a message across—most often a request for food or attention—researchers wondered if the apes had learned Language with a capital L.

Over the years, researchers have succeeded—and failed—in teaching apes to use language. Here’s a look at some of the more famous “talking” apes. Viki: Viki Author: Erin Wayman. Tarzan is the only human being able to speak the language of the Great Apes until now.

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The first English language version, with a translation by Xan Fielding, was published in the United States by Vanguard Press in June under the title Planet of the Apes.

In Januaryit was published in the United Kingdom as Monkey Planet by Secker & Warburg of London, then re-issued as Planet of the Apes in August to tie it in to the film franchise it : Pierre Boulle.

The apes, bonobos, parrots, and dolphins that speak and sign seem far more understanding, clever, caring, and cooperative than the rude, loud, short, quicktempered, competitive, and vulgar scientists. Kenneally's sensitivity to these nonhuman subjects, and her detailed accounts of animal language research, are the great strengths of her : SETH LERER.

French writer Pierre Boulle () made use of his experience as a soldier in WWII in depicting the relationship of apes and men in this book, Planet of the Apes.

While stationed in Indochina inhe was captured by Vichy France loyalists on the Mekong River and was subjected to severe hardship and forced labour.4/5. Talking Apes. Over the years, primate communication research has taken different forms.

The so-called ape-language studies, like Kanzi, were attempts to achieve language-like exchange between apes and people.

They sought (and failed) to prove that apes raised in human culture could develop full language : Bridget Alex. David Premack and Jacques Vauclair have cited language research for the following animals (but see "Criticisms of primate language research", below): Chimpanzees Bonobos Gorillas Orangutans.

The Everything Sign Language Book: American out of 5 stars Sign Language Conversations for Beginning out of 5 stars The Complete Guide to Baby Sign Language: out of 5 stars The Baby Signing Bible: Baby Sign Language out of 5 stars   InTerrace and his associates published a seminal paper in the journal Science which became the trigger point for the subsequent decades of controversy over whether apes can actually use language.

Terrace's finding was that they could not. In his book Wallman states that he does "not believe that any of the ape-language projects succeeded in instilling even a degenerate version of a human language in an ape" (Wallman ). Whether the point of the ape language research is specifically to teach apes a human language is questionable.

Humans and apes share nearly 99% of the same DNA, but language is one thing that seems to irreconcilably differentiate our species. Is that by.

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The book, Nim Chimpsky, remarks at the fact that Apes have been able to sign probably about as well as children first learning; the implication being that if we call what children do, ‘language,’ then why not have the same standard for apes and call what they do, ‘language’.

Similar skepticism about Koko emerged in the s, when Herb Terrace, Nim Chimpsky’s former foster parent, published a fairly scathing critique of ape language research, leading to a back-and.

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Inthe story was serialized in a pulp fiction magazine. It was published in novel form in Tarzan of the Apes was so popular among readers that Burroughs wrote more than two dozen sequels featuring the adventures of : Karen Schweitzer. Plot synopsis. After a night of drug use, Simon Dykes wakes up in a world where chimpanzees have evolved to be the dominant species with self-awareness, while humans are the equivalent of chimps in our world.

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In the novel Planet of the Apes, the three Frenchmen making the first interstellar journey discover a remarkably Earth-like world orbiting Betelgeuse--Earth-like, with one crucial difference: The humans are dumb beasts, and the apes are intelligent.

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Koko, Kanzi and Panbanisha are about as famous as three apes can get. Born in and trained in the use of some American Sign Language, Koko lives at the Gorilla Foundation in California. Once a. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Pierre Boulle (20 February 30 January ) was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai () and Planet of the Apes () that were both made into award-winning films.

Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was 4/5(K). Planet of the Apes by French author Pierre Boulle is one of those rare works in science fiction to come from outside the anglophone sphere and achieve a high level of success.

The noevel was first published as La Planète des are English language editions with the title Monkey Planet as well. Whoever came up with that title should be introduced to Terry Pratchett's librarian. In addition to Nim and Washoe, the roster of apes taught language includes Ally, Onan, Tania, Lucy and Bruno, all trained by Dr.

Fouts; Lana, Sherman and Austin, which learned the symbolic. Perspectives: An Open Introduction to Cultural Anthropology by Nina Brown, Thomas McIlwraith, Laura Tubelle de González is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International License, except where otherwise noted.

Under this CC BY-NC copyright license you are free to:File Size: KB. The language experiments have at present all but ceased.

The past century has seen our relationship with apes transform from beasts of the jungle to. The Chimp That Learned Sign Language Project Nim was a research study conducted in the s meant to find out if a chimpanzee could learn to sign.

The study's chimp –. Get this from a library. Apes, language, and the human mind. [E Sue Savage-Rumbaugh; Stuart Shanker; Talbot J Taylor] -- Current primate research has yielded stunning results that not only threaten our underlying assumptions about the cognitive and communicative abilities of.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Linden, Eugene. Apes, men, and language. New York: Penguin Books,© (OCoLC) Document Type. Why Chimpanzees Can’t Learn Language and Only Humans Can is a masterful statement of the nature of language and what it means to be human.

Herbert S. Terrace, known for his breakthrough work on the ape, Nim Chimpsky, now shines light on language. Planet of the Apes Publisher's Summary Greg Wise reads Pierre Boulle's chilling, iconic novel about a nightmare world where apes rule over men.

In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. Nim, who died in at age 27 at a Texas animal sanctuary, has largely faded from public consciousness. But for Terrace, the experiment has had a lifelong impact, propelling him to spend the next 30 years trying to understand why humans can learn language and apes, who share 99 percent of our DNA, cannot.

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