What is Language?

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What is Language?

Postby Slava » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:40 pm

Here is a nice piece from The Guardian about communication between animals and how that might affect what we think about where human language came from:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014 ... h-language

I look forward to reading what you all have to say on this topic.
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.

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Re: What is Language?

Postby bnjtokyo » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:50 am

This obit from the New York Times may be of interest.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/us/28marler.html]
Peter Marler was the first to notice to distinct calls and behavior by vervet monkeys in response to different preditors


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