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

Sverker Johansson, Jordan Zlatev, Peter Gärdenfors

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Sammanfattning

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.
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)287-288
TidskriftBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volym29
Nummer3
DOI
StatusPublished - 2006

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  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

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