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Doctor Dolittle's Delusion Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language

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By: Stephen R Anderson
368 pages, 68 illus
Doctor Dolittle's Delusion
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  • Doctor Dolittle's Delusion ISBN: 9780300115253 Paperback May 2006 Out of Print #158409
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Dr Dolittle had it wrong, says the author of this fascinating book: animals cannot use language. Stephen Anderson explains the difference between communication and language, and shows that animals do not have the cognitive capacities necessary to acquire language.

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Stephen R. Anderson is professor of linguistics, psychology and cognitive science at Yale University.

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Stephen R Anderson
368 pages, 68 illus
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A masterly overview of what is currently known about the communicative abilities of a wide range of creatures... Anderson's synthesis provides illuminating comparisons with the infinitely more sophisticated resources of the human language. An elegant book. Neil Smith, Nature "Well-written, well-argued, and provocative... I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in animal communication and the evolution of language." Marc Bekoff, Quarterly Review of Biology"

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