Why don't chimps talk and humans sing like canaries?

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Abstract

We focus on two problems with the evolutionary scenario proposed: (1) It bypasses the question of the origins of the communicative and semiotic features that make language distinct from, say, pleasant but meaningless sounds. (2) It does little to explain the absence of language in, for example, chimpanzees: Most of the selection pressures invoked apply just as strongly to chimps. We suggest how these problems could possibly be amended.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Lärande
  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)287-288
TidskriftBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volym29
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 2006
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej