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'Language' and Intelligence in Monkeys and Apes : Comparative Developmental Perspectives - Sue Taylor Parker

'Language' and Intelligence in Monkeys and Apes

Comparative Developmental Perspectives

By: Sue Taylor Parker (Editor), Kathleen Rita Gibson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd May 1994
ISBN: 9780521459693
Number Of Pages: 612

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This is the first collection of articles completely and explicitly devoted to the new field of comparative developmental evolutionary psychology--studies of primate abilities based on frameworks drawn from developmental psychology and evolutionary biology. These frameworks include Piagetian and neo-Piagetian models as well as psycholinguistic ones. The articles in this collection--originating in Japan, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, and the United States--represent a variety of backgrounds in human and nonhuman primate research, including psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, cultural and physical anthropology, ethology, and comparative psychology. The book focuses on such areas as the nature of culture, intelligence, language, and imitation; the differences among species in mental abilities and their neurological bases. The species studied include the African grey parrot, cebus and macaque monkeys, gorillas, orangutans, and both common and pygmy chimpanzees.

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'There is no question as to the inherent interest of the subject matter of CDEP to both anthropologists and animal behaviorists.' American Scientist

List of contributors
Theoretical frameworks for comparative developmental studies
Comparative developmental perspectives on Cebus intelligence
Questions regarding imitation, language and cultural transmission in apes and monkeys
Developmental perspectives on social intelligence and communication in great apes
Development of numerical and classificatory abilities in chimpanzees and other vertebrates
Comparative developmental perspectives on ape 'language'
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ISBN: 9780521459693
ISBN-10: 0521459699
Series: Comparative Developmental Perspectives
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 612
Published: 2nd May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.42  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.85