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Journal Title: Interaction Studies
Volume/Issue:   14/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 137 pp.

Table of Contents

Progress on evolution of communication and interaction studies
Kerstin Dautenhahn and Angelo Cangelosi 1 – 6

When apes point the finger: Three great ape species fail to use a conspecific’s imperative pointing gesture
Sebastian Tempelmann, Juliane Kaminski and Katja Liebal 7 – 23

Intergroup and intragroup antiphonal songs in wild male Mueller’s gibbons (Hylobates muelleri)
Yoichi Inoue, Waidi Sinun, Shigeto Yosida and Kazuo Okanoya 24 – 43

The hand-on gesture in gorillas (Gorilla gorilla)
Eva Maria Luef and Katja Liebal 44 – 61

Three-year-olds understand communicative intentions without language, gestures, or gaze
Richard Moore, Kristin Liebal and Michael Tomasello 62 – 80

The effects of multiculturalism and mechanistic disdain for robots in human-to-robot communication scenarios
Hyun-Hee Heo and Min-Sun Kim 81 – 106

Evolutionary pressures promoting complexity in navigation and communication
Dimitar Kazakov and Mark Bartlett 107 – 135

Corrigendum 136 – 138
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 24.2082