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By Joel Wallman

This ebook is a critique of the experiments of modern years that attempted to educate language to apes. The achievements of those animals are in comparison with the normal improvement of language, either spoken and signed types, in little ones. it really is argued that the apes in those stories received only crude simulations of language instead of language itself and that there's no stable proof that apes can collect a language. A survey of the communique structures of apes and monkeys in nature unearths that those structures vary from language in profound ways--language is a uniquely human characteristic.

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