Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees

Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees

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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


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