Apes, Language, and the Human Mind (Innbundet)


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1998
Antall sider: 254
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195109863
Kategori: Psykologi
Omtale Apes, Language, and the Human Mind
For more than twenty years, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh has been studying the linguistic and cognitive skills of a number of laboratory-reared primates. Recently, her work with Kanzi (a bonobo) has been acknowledged as having achieved a scientific breakthrough of stunning proportions: Kanzi has acquired linguistic and cognitive skills equal to those of a 2-1/2 year-old human child. Apes, Language and the Human Mind skillfully combines the exciting narrative regarding the Kanzi research with incisive critical analysis of the research's broader linguistic, psychological, and anthropological implications. Sure to be controversial, this exciting new volume offers a radical revision of the sciences of language and mind.

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