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MEANING (THE) OF PRIMATE SIGNALS

Harre, Rom;Reynolds, Vernon

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ISBN 10: 0521259444 / ISBN 13: 9780521259446
Published by Cambridge University Press, london, New york, New rochelle, melbourne, Sydney, 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: MEANING (THE) OF PRIMATE SIGNALS

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, london, New york, New rochelle, melbourne, Sydney

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Cloth Coverd Boards

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Language is just one particularly highly developed form of primate communication. Recent years have seen increased attention to other forms: studies of animals in the wild, efforts to teach sign language to apes. This volume reflects perspectives from a variety of disciplines on the nature and function of primate signalling systems. Monkeys and apes, like people, live in a world in which they are constantly receiving and transmitting information. How can we interpret the ways in which they process it without imposing our own language-based categorizations? The problem is partly scientific, partly conceptual: that is, partly concerned with what language is. The authors' findings and insights will be of interest to a broad group of primatologists, linguists, psychologists, anthropologists and philosophers.

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Language is just one particularly highly developed form of primate communication. Recent years have seen increased attention to other forms: studies of animals in the wild, efforts to teach sign language to apes. This volume reflects perspectives from a variety of disciplines on the nature and function of primate signalling systems.

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