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Media: Apes That Talk

Submitter: Karen Stanley

Submitter Email: karen.stanley@cpcc.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Media Body: This morning (Saturday, July 8), NPR broadcast the first in a series about
language. This program dealt with Bonobos and their linguistic
communication with humans, and discussed (among other things) motivation
and social interaction as key factors in their language acquisition. The
story can be found at
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5503685

The next in the series will deal with people with autism and their
linguistic communication.

Karen Stanley - karen.stanley@cpcc.edu
http://people.cpcc.edu/~skh6004e
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Issue Number: 17.2004
Date Posted: July 08, 2006

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