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Seyfarth/Cheney/Marler (1980) 'monkey response to 3 diff alar calls: ev pred class/semantic com' field of lang/com, spec primate, focus on semantics. Dev and ev of human com through primate research looking at sim/diff. Primates cannot produce (int point for research). Paper showed 3 responses to 3 threat/calls. Define communication and other forms


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Prior, symbols, no need for contextual info. Gardner and Gardner 1969 chimp sign, Premack ape intelligence. Cannot produce in same way/basic requests/statements. One ape (Washoe Gardner and Gardner) or group-case study probs. Seyfarth theirs rather than ours. Ev responses, eagle example, referential. Evolving in them may be how evolved in us (common ancestor)


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Five jey features. Identify to show sim/diff, to eval usefulness of primate research. Syntax-Outtara, Lemasson, Zuberbühler (2009) proto-syntax-semantics-Seyfarth et al playback-adaptvie-pragmatics


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Influential, cited, starting point. Gultekin and Hage (2017) limiting parental feedback. Answers questions for primates asked for humans-unethical. Other animals Pell et al heterospecifics. Influential wider field. Const evolv science/spread of ideas. Replicate or build on-constant cycle


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Heesen et al (2019) linguistic laws in gesture. Zipf's law of abbreviation and Menzeraths law. Seyfarth vocal, this paper gesture. Together build bigger picture of primate comm...sim/diff/ Insights into cognition/intelligence



Important contribution. Demonstrate essential features in primate, expand knowledge of sim/diff. Validate conclusions/future research/generalisations. Understand own (shared ancestor) their present our past? How we developed to now with complex/hierarchical comm modes, why contribution is important