G+G Findings and Conclusions

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What did G+G find out after 7 months?
Washoe learnt 4 signs
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What did she learn after 14 months?
13 signs
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What did she learn after 21 months?
30 signs
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What was the first sign Washoe learnt?
Come-gimmee
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What did Washoe learn in that order?
Up, sweet, open, tickle
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What was the first way did Washoe aquire language?
discriminating between two signs eg between 'flower and smell'
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What was transfer?
Generalising from one particular object to a general class of objects
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For example?
Flower for different types of flower
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What was combination?
Once washoe had about 8 signs she combined them to make phrases
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Such as?
'go sweet' and 'listen dog'
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What was Gardner's first conclusion?
It is possible to teach a chimp basic human language in the form of ALS
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?What was it difficult to say
Whether Washoe had aqquired language as it went against spirit of their research
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What did Washoe's ability do?
Transfer signs suggested that more could be accomplished with futher phrases of this project
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What did she learn after 14 months?

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What did she learn after 21 months?

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What was the first sign Washoe learnt?

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What did Washoe learn in that order?

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