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On Language and Cognition
Herbert S. Terrace Ph.D.
A definition is needed to understand the nature and the origins of language.
A new perspective on the evolution of language.
Word learning among infants and the processes that facilitate it.
Critical precursors of language in infants.
Why intersubjective relations are an emotional foundation of language
Circumstantial evidence suggests it was Homo Erectus.
The main function of language is to share knowledge.
Can the Theory of Evolution explain language?
How can one teach language to a chimpanzee who is unable to produce the basic sounds of spoken language (phonemes)?
My rollercoaster experience trying to teach a chimp sign language.
Did language evolve from animal communication?
Why do only humans use language? We find answers in failed attempts to communicate with chimpanzees and recent discoveries about an ancestor's and a human infants' first words.
Herbert S. Terrace, Ph.D., is a comparative psychologist at Columbia University who studies the relevance of animal behavior to human intelligence.