The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty, and supported by your donations. Please support LINGUIST List during the 2017 Fund Drive.
Media: BBC: Elephants learn through copying
BBC text report and video, Wednesday, 23 March, 2005:
Elephants learn through copying
Elephants learn some of their calls through imitation, scientists report in
this week's Nature magazine.
They are the only land mammal, other than primates, that can undeniably
copy sounds, the researchers claim.
The discovery was made when an orphan elephant called Mlaika, who lived
near a road, was observed to make a series of convincing truck sounds.
|Date Posted:||March 25, 2005|