The Communication We Share with Apes - Issue 76: Language

Published: 12/09/2019
The Communication We Share with Apes - Issue 76: Language
Source: NAUTIL.US

There are few one-offs in life on Earth—rarely can a single species boast a trait or ability that no other possesses. But human language is one such oddity. Our ability to use subtle combinations of sounds produced by our vocal cords to create words and sentences, which when combined with grammatical rules, convey complex ideas. There were attempts in the 1950s to teach chimpanzees to “speak” some

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