PerspectiveLanguage Development

Learning from monkey “talk”

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Science  17 Mar 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6330, pp. 1120-1122
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7443


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    Aspects of primate vocal behavior can serve as models for language evolution and development. Several lines of evidence support each behavior, but no single species shows all behaviors.

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