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This volume brings together recent research findings on sign language and primatology and offers a novel approach to comparative language acquisition. The contributors are anthropologists, psychologists, linguists, psycholinguists, and manual language experts. They present a lucid account of what sign language is in relation to oral language, and o
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Sign Language and Culture -- Code and Culture -- The American Sign Language Lexicon and Guidelines for the Standardization and Development of Technical Signs -- Language Acquisition in Apes and Children -- Sign Language in Chimpanzees -- Language Skills, Cognition, and the Chimpanzee -- Linguistic Capabilities of a Lowland Gorilla -- Linguistic Potentials of Nonhuman Primates -- Comments and Remarks
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