Language Vs Animal Communication Research Proposal by Write Fine

Language Vs Animal Communication
An exploration of the language systems of humans and primates.
# 113294 | 1,456 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 26, 2009 in Biology (General) , Communication (General) , Language (General)

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The paper provides a literature review on the evolution of language in humans and primates that explores why man is overtly superior to non-Homo sapiens. The paper reveals current findings that have demonstrated that chimpanzees can communicate verbally. The paper proposes a study that will identify brain activities occurring in chimpanzees and localize areas involved in the production of verbal language.

Review of Related Literature
Objective of the Proposed Study
Study Design

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hopkins, W. D., Taglialatela, J. P., and Leavens, D. A. (2007). "Chimpanzees differentially produce novel vocalizations to capture the attention of a human." Animal Behavior, 73: 281-286.
  • Kawai, N., Morokuma, S., Tomonaga, M., Horimoto, N., and Tanaka, M. (2004). "Associative learning and memory in a chimpanzee fetus: learning and long-lasting memory before birth." Developmental Psychobiology, 44: 116-122.
  • Kuberbuhler, K. (2002). "A syntactic rule in forest monkey communication." Animal Behavior, 63: 293-299.
  • Pinker, S. and Jackendoff, R. (2004). "The faculty of language: what's so special about it?" Cognition, 95: 201-236.
  • Taglialatela, J. P., Russell, J. L., Schaeffer, J. A., and Hopkins, W. D. (2008). "Communicative signaling activates Broca's homolog in chimpanzees." Current Biology, 18: 343-348.

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