Read Nonhuman Precursors of Language and the Intro right before it in Module 13.2 (14.2 in the 11th edition) of our book. I recommend watching one of more of the following presentations if you are having a hard time imaging or understanding these case studies.
Washoe the chimpanzee learns language.
This is a slide show with audio about Kanzi the bonobo, by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh.
This video profile of the grey parrot Alex is about 12 minutes.
From the journal Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v426/n6965/fig_tab/nature02029_F1.html
Next read the section and subsections under “How did Humans Evolve Language?” and watch this 15 minute video about the FOXP2 gene.
1. Answer at least one of these two questions in your post.
2. Reply to one of your classmate’s posts letting them know what you learned from reading their answer.
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