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Media: "The Straight Dope" on Koko

Submitter: Fallon, Paul

Submitter Email: pfallon@Howard.edu
Media Body: Cecil Adams' "The Straight Dope" has a column this week on the
linguistic abilities of Koko and Kanzi. It's a succinct summary of the
research on primate communication for a popular audience. I'm sure
students of linguistics would find it interesting.

The on-line version is available at:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/030328.html

Paul D. Fallon
Dept. of English
Howard University
Washington, DC


Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition

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Issue Number: 14.957
Date Posted: April 01, 2003

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