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eBook The Simian Tongue: The Long Debate about Animal Language ePub

by Gregory Radick

  • ISBN: 0226702243
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Gregory Radick
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (February 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 578
  • ePub book: 1838 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1149 kb
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PDF On Oct 1, 2008, Drew Rendall and others published Gregory Radick (ed): The Simian Tongue. So, although the book certainly. Instead, Radick provides. Int J Primatol (2008) 29:1385–1387.

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Along the way he uncovers the seamier side of scientific life and enough intrigue to be worthy of a detective novel. Robert J. Richards, University of Chicago). The Simian Tongue reaches the status of a page-turner. It reminds us with stunning clarity that science is a spiral staircase; new techniques and theories emerge, not always in linear fashion, from the old.

The Simian Tongue book. Drawing on newly discovered archival sources and interviews with key scientists, Gregory Radick here reconstructs the remarkable trajectory of a technique invented and reinvented to listen in on primate communication.

Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press (2007). ISBN 978-0-8028-3165-1.

exactly how it did so promises to unite remarkably diverse and all-too-often mutually antagonistic disciplines (.

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The British Journal for the History of Science. Volume 41 Issue 3. Gregory Radick

The British Journal for the History of Science. Gregory Radick, English Français. The British Journal for the History of Science. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

In the early 1890s the theory of evolution gained an unexpected ally: the Edison phonograph. An amateur scientist used the new machine—one of the technological wonders of the age—to record monkey calls, play them back to the monkeys, and watch their reactions. From these soon-famous experiments he judged that he had discovered “the simian tongue,” made up of words he was beginning to translate, and containing the rudiments from which human language evolved. Yet for most of the next century, the simian tongue and the means for its study existed at the scientific periphery. Both returned to great acclaim only in the early 1980s, after a team of ethologists announced that experimental playback showed certain African monkeys to have rudimentarily meaningful calls.Drawing on newly discovered archival sources and interviews with key scientists, Gregory Radick here reconstructs the remarkable trajectory of a technique invented and reinvented to listen in on primate communication. Richly documented and powerfully argued, The Simian Tongue charts the scientific controversies over the evolution of language from Darwin’s day to our own, resurrecting the forgotten debts of psychology, anthropology, and other behavioral sciences to the Victorian debate about the animal roots of human language.