Here the Gardners and co-workers are able to give more detail of their experiments in Project Washoe. They give the procedures and the accumulated evidence of chimp learning and communication. A report of importance to a diverse audience of thinkers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR... that had to be met for a gesture to be recorded as a sign and the PCM method of describing signs (Stokoe, 1965; Chapter 3 this volume). ... All of the participants had to pass a formal one-hour test on such terms as play-face, pant- hoot, and bipedal swagger. ... and then practiced identifying signs and transcribing nonverbal behavior into the abbreviations of the manual of nonverbal behavior (NVB).
|Title||:||Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees|
|Author||:||R. Allen Gardner, Beatrix T. Gardner, Thomas E. Van Cantfort|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1989|