An Examination of Intentional Communication in Non-Human Species
Taylor, Kevin S.
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The author reviews the phenomena of speech in other species by first considering the traditional ways of viewing humans in relation to animals. The next step is to consider the work of Roger Fouts at the Institute for Primate Studies. Finally, the author examines the changes in perspective needed in behavioral science in order to evaluate the abilities of non-human communicators, and the effects of having the last bastion of human uniqueness challenged.