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Unformatted text preview: This is a house. Jack built it.
Sandy knows that Chris is tall.
Pat heard that Sandy knows that Chris is tall. Myths
Myths 1. Some animals communicate just like
humans 2. Children learn language through
memorization 3. Some languages are more ‘primitive’
than 4. Writing is primary; speech only
secondary 1.1 Animal Communication:
Early Chimps & Washoe
Early 1.2 Koko
1.2 1.3 Nim Chimsky
1.3 12% spontaneous 40% repetitions Nothing more than a 2 word sequence No initiation No turns No questions Clever Hans? 1.4 Kanzi
1.4 Pan Troglodytes vs
Chimp vs. Bonobo
claims more progress
claims Parrots and dolphins?
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- Fall '11