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

  • William A. Hillix
  • Duane M. Rumbaugh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 1-7
  3. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 9-24
  4. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 25-44
  5. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 45-67
  6. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 69-85
  7. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 87-98
  8. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 99-111
  9. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 113-123
  10. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 125-150
  11. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 151-187
  12. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 189-200
  13. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 213-235
  14. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 237-253
  15. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 255-267
  16. William A. Hillix, Duane M. Rumbaugh
    Pages 269-279
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 281-310

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

animals behavior language prehistory

Authors and affiliations

  • William A. Hillix
    • 1
  • Duane M. Rumbaugh
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Psychology and BiologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Iowa Primate Learning SanctuaryDes MoinesUSA

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