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By Con Slobodchikoff

"Slobodchikoff's ground-breaking study" (Jonathan Balcombe) exhibits us that animals have a lot to coach us approximately language

Groundbreaking examine has been performed educating animals human language, yet what in regards to the opposite direction round? reports have proven that lizards, squid, monkeys, and birds are chatting with one another, speaking information regarding meals, predators, squabbles, and petty jealousies. those animal languages are specific and hugely adaptive. by way of exploring them, we come to understand the foundation of our personal languages; realizing or maybe "speaking" them permits us to catch up with to the opposite species who inhabit this planet with us. the results of animals having language are huge, immense. it's been one of many final bastions setting apart "us" from "them."

Slobodchikoff's stories of the verbal exchange procedure of prairie canine over twenty-five years have attracted a large amount of recognition from the media, together with a one-hour documentary on his paintings produced by way of BBC and Animal Planet.

In Chasing health practitioner Dolittle, he posits that the variation is considered one of measure, now not the substantial highbrow chasm that philosophers have pointed out for millennia. packed with meticulous examine, shiny examples and bold conclusions, this booklet will problem the reader's assumptions and open up new chances of figuring out our fellow creatures.

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