Journal :: First Language
Semiotic combinations in Pan: A comparison of communication in a chimpanzee and two bonobosPDF
First Language 31(3):300--325, 2011
Abstract Communicative combinations of two bonobos (Pan paniscus) and a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) are compared. All three apes utilized ordering strategies for combining symbols (lexigrams) or a lexigram with a gesture to express semantic relations such as ...
Gestures of apes and pre-linguistic human children: Similar or different?
First Language 28(2):116--140, 2008
Abstract The majority of studies on animal communication provide evidence that gestural signalling plays an important role in the communication of non-human primates and resembles that of pre-linguistic and just-linguistic human infants in some important ways. ...