ERIC Number: ED172541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Sign Language and Language Acquisition in Man and Ape. New Dimensions in Comparative Pedolinguistics.
Peng, Fred C. C., Ed.
A collection of research materials on sign language and primatology is presented here. The essays attempt to show that: sign language is a legitimate language that can be learned not only by humans but by nonhuman primates as well, and nonhuman primates have the capability to acquire a human language using a different mode. The following contributions representing the work of anthropologists, psychologists, linguists, and manual language experts are included: (1) "Sign Language and Culture," by Fred C.C. Peng; (2) "Code and Culture," by Nancy Frishberg; (3) "The American Sign Language Lexicon and Guidelines for the Standardization and Development of Technical Signs," by Frank Caccamise, Richard Blasdell, and Charles Bradley; (4) "Language Acquisition in Apes and Children," by Lyn W. Miles; (5) "Sign Language in Chimpanzees: Implications of the Visual Mode and the Comparative Approach," by Roger S. Fouts; (6) "Language Skills, Cognition, and the Chimpanzee," by Duane M. Rumbaugh, E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Timothy Gill; (7) "Linguistic Capabilities of a Lowland Gorilla," by Francine Patterson; and (8) "Linguistic Potentials of Nonhuman Primates," by Fred C.C. Peng. (AMH)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Anthropology, Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Culture, Deaf Interpreting, Figurative Language, Language, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Language Research, Language Skills, Manual Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Primatology, Psycholinguistics, Sign Language
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