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Chasing Doctor Dolittle : learning the language of animals

Author: C N Slobodchikoff
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how animals are capable of interacting intelligently through vocal and physical methods, drawing on work with prairie dogs to present evidence of animal communication methods and how they can be imitated by human researchers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C N Slobodchikoff
ISBN: 9780312611798 031261179X 9781250012050 1250012058
OCLC Number: 778421574
Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Doctor Dolittle and animal language --
What is language? --
A new theory of language --
Watch out! --
What's for dinner? --
Let me love you --
Back off! --
Hello, my name is Joe --
What's the big deal?
Responsibility: Con Slobodchikoff.

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Studies have shown that lizards, squid, monkeys, and birds are talking to each other, communicating information about food, predators, squabbles, and petty jealousies. These animal languages are  Read more...

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"[Slobodchikoff] seemlessly intersperses wry, fascinating animal examples of language use and style with examples of human interaction that illuminate the complexity of animal comminication. [He] Read more...

 
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