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Language and Communication

Comparative Perspectives

Herbert L. Roitblat Louis M. Herman Paul E. Nachtigall



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Psychology Press
01 May 1993
The result of a conference on language and related cognitive processes in animals, this book brings together scientists working on language and communication, reviews research done on language in apes and dolphins, and places this work in a larger perspective of animal communication and cognition. The conference convened an international group of distinguished scientists interested in exploring the neurological, cognitive, social, and behavioral aspects of communication in animals. A broad spectrum of perspectives was represented, including naturalistic investigations of animals in their natural habitat as well as strictly controlled laboratory investigations. Similarly, a broad range of species was described including rats, parrots, monkeys, apes, dolphins, and humans.

New methodologies and perspectives are continuously emerging that allow consideration of issues that previously could not be resolved. Emerging technology such as video equipment and advanced database systems allow one to exhaustively record in an accessible format the evidence on which scientific conclusions must be based. Investigation of animal language and communication is a small, but vigorously exciting area of scientific investigation as the chapters in this volume clearly attest.
Edited by:   Herbert L. Roitblat, Louis M. Herman, Paul E. Nachtigall
Imprint:   Psychology Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780805809466
ISBN 10:   0805809465
Series:   Comparative Cognition and Neuroscience Series
Pages:   518
Publication Date:   01 May 1993
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  Further / Higher Education ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Language and Communication: Comparative Perspectives

...provides an excellent summary of the key conceptual issues in comparative language studies....graduate students shopping around for a thesis project relevant to language evolution should read this volume. -Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology The editors are to be congratulated on recruiting and organizing a first-rate crew of authors. Every single chapter held my interest....Old-time comparative psychologists would be utterly amazed by the data. -Contemporary Psychology

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