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Doctor Dolittle's Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language - Stephen R. Anderson


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Can animals be taught a human language and use it to communicate? Or is human language unique to human beings, just as many complex behaviors of other species are uniquely theirs? This engrossing book explores communication and cognition in animals and humans from a linguistic point of view and asserts that animals are not capable of acquiring or using human https://www.tradebit.comphen R. Anderson explains what is meant by communication, the difference between communication and language, and the essential characteristics of language. Next he examines a variety of animal communication systems, including bee dances, frog vocalizations, bird songs, and alarm calls and other vocal, gestural, and olfactory communication among primates. Anderson then compares these to human language, including signed languages used by the deaf. Arguing that attempts to teach human languages or their equivalents to the great apes have not succeeded in demonstrating linguistic abilities in nonhuman species, he concludes that animal communication systems-intriguing and varied though they may be-do not include all the essential properties of human language. Animals can communicate, but they can't talk.

Author: Anderson, Stephen R.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: Doctor Dolittle's Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language
Pages: 00368 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2004-11-01
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780300103397
Category: Science : Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Category: Social Science : Anthropology - General
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines : Linguistics - General




Keywords: general;life sciences;science;stephen r. anderson;zoology
File Size: 2636 KBytes

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