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The Simian Tongue The Long Debate about Animal Language

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Which human language evolved Yet for most of the next century the simian tongue and the means for its study existed at the scientific periphery study existed at the scientific periphery Both to great acclaim only in the early 1980s after a team of announced that experimental playback showed Certain African Monkeys To Have African monkeys to have meaningful callsDrawing on newly discovered archival sources and interviews with key scientists Gregory Radick ,
In the early 1890s the theory of evolution gained an nexpected ally the Edison phonograph An amateur scientist sed the new machine one of the technological amateur scientist sed the new machine one of the technological of the age to record monkey calls play them back the monkeys and watch their reactions From these soon famous experiments he judged that he had “the simian tongue” made p of words he was experiments he judged that he had discovered “the simian tongue” made p of words he was to translate and containing the rudiments from. Ere reconstructs the remarkable trajectory of a techniue invented and reinvented to listen in on primate communication Richly documented and powerfully argued The Simian Tongue charts the Scientific Controversies Over The controversies over the of language from Darwin’s day to our own resurrecting the forgotten debts of psychology anthropology and other behavioral sciences to the
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