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Language and Intelligence in Monkeys and Apes: Comparative Developmental Perspectives

Edited By: ST Parker and K Gibson

576 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1994 | #30840 | ISBN: 0521459699
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Hardback | Dec 1990 | #14973 | ISBN: 0521380286
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Focuses on such areas as the nature of culture, intelligence, language, and imitation; the differences among species in mental abilities and developmental patterns; and the evolution of life histories and of mental abilities and their neurological bases.

'There is no question as to the inherent interest of the subject matter of CDEP to both anthropologists and animal behaviorists.' American Scientist


List of contributors; Foreword Howard E. Gruber; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Theoretical frameworks for comparative developmental studies Sue Taylor Parker, Bernard Baars and Kathleen Rita Gibson; 2. Comparative developmental perspectives on Cebus intelligence Francesco Antinucci, Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy, Kathleen Rita Gibson, Sue Taylor Parker and Patricia Poti; 3. Questions regarding imitation, language and cultural transmission in apes and monkeys Elisabetta Visalberghi, Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy, Michael Tomasello and Jacques Vauclair; 4. Developmental perspectives on social intelligence and communication in great apes Juan Carlos Gomez, Kim A. Bard, Anne E. Russon and Ben G. Blount; 5. Development of numerical and classificatory abilities in chimpanzees and other vertebrates Sarah T. Boysen, Gary G. Barntson, Tetsuro Matsuzawa and Irene Maxine Pepperberg; 6. Comparative developmental perspectives on ape 'language' H. Lyn White Miles, Patricia Marks Greenfield and E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh; Index.

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