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ERIC Number: EJ902381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0093-934X
Vocal Learning in Grey Parrots: A Brief Review of Perception, Production, and Cross-Species Comparisons
Pepperberg, Irene M.
Brain and Language, v115 n1 p81-91 Oct 2010
This chapter briefly reviews what is known-and what remains to be understood--about Grey parrot vocal learning. I review Greys' physical capacities--issues of auditory perception and production--then discuss how these capacities are used in vocal learning and can be recruited for referential communication with humans. I discuss cross-species comparisons where applicable and conclude with a description of recent research that integrates issues of reference, production and perception. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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