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Media: Nim Chimsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human

Submitter: Mayrene Bentley

Submitter Email: bentley@nsuok.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Media Body: A book review of this book by Elizabeth Hess appeared in the March 11, 2008
edition of The Christian Science Monitor.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0311/p13s01-bogn.html
Issue Number: 19.868
Date Posted: March 13, 2008

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