A Short Introduction to the Study of Language - Ellen Thompson

A Short Introduction to the Study of Language - Ellen Thompson

Language and Other Animal Communication Systems

A Short Introduction to the Study of Language - Ellen Thompson

Ellen Thompson [+-]
Florida International University
Ellen Thompson is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Florida International University in Miami.

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1 Introduction 2 What makes Human Language Special? 2.1 Defining Properties of Human Language 2.2 Is Recursion the Key to Human Language? 3 Properties of Animal Communication Systems 3.1 Forms of animal communication Chemical signals Visual signals Sounds Touch Smell Posture Facial gestures 4 Animal Communication Systems 4.1 Bee dances Experiments on Bee Communication Karl von Frisch Distinct Bee Dances 4.2 Birdsong Experiments on Birdsong 4.3 Vervet Alarm Calls 4.4 Cephalopods 5 Conclusion References Suggested Materials

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Thompson, Ellen. Language and Other Animal Communication Systems. A Short Introduction to the Study of Language. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 17-31 Jan 2019. ISBN 9781781797730. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35935. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35935. Jan 2019

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