Savage-Rumbaugh et al.: Animal Language

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  • Created on: 24-04-13 17:17

The aim of this study was to look at human language capabilities in pygmy chimpanzees.

  • The report looks at two pygmy chimpanzees; Kanzi and his sister Mulika. They're compared throughout to two common chimpanzees Austin and Sherman.
  • Kanzi and Mulika learnt to use lexigrams through observation and natural communication with experimenters rather than through training.
  • A record was kept of their vocabulary use throughout the report inidcating (1) correctness and (2) whether it was spontaneous, imitated or structured.

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