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Unformatted text preview: language-issues Ex) ape language-what were they able to learn??: sign language ( symbolic language)-do they understand the signs as arbitrary symbols or is it more in the manner of a rat pressing a lever to get food behavioral conditioning) ?-arbitrariness: can look like communication but it also looks like behavioral conditioning (not convincing-because pigeons can also do this): Apes grammar-can they have structure in their language? Bottom line on ape language: not able to be productive; have some rudimentary capacity to treat signs as symbols, and some capacity: grammar 70 MC 35 from 1-6 35 from 7-10 No anatomy charts Bring scantron...
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- Winter '11