"Language" and intelligence in monkeys and apes : comparative developmental perspectives


"Language" and intelligence in monkeys and apes : comparative developmental perspectives

edited by Sue Taylor Parker and Kathleen Rita Gibson

Cambridge University Press, 1994, c1990

  • : pbk. ed

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Includes bibliographical references and index



This is the first collection of articles completely and explicitly devoted to the new field of 'comparative developmental evolutionary psychology' - that is, to studies of primate abilities based on frameworks drawn from developmental psychology and evolutionary biology. These frameworks include Piagetian and neo-Piagetian models as well as psycholinguistic ones. The articles in this collection - originating in Japan, Spain, Italy, France, Canada and the United States - represent a variety of backgrounds in human and nonhuman primate research, including psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, cultural and physical anthropology, ethology, and comparative psychology. The book focuses on such areas as the nature of culture, intelligence, language, and imitation; the differences among species in mental abilities and developmental patterns; and the evolution of life histories and of mental abilities and their neurological bases. The species studied include the African grey parrot, cebus and macaque monkeys, gorillas, orangutans, and both common and pygmy chimpanzees.


  • List of contributors
  • Foreword Howard E. Gruber
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Theoretical frameworks for comparative developmental studies Sue Taylor Parker, Bernard Baars and Kathleen Rita Gibson
  • 2. Comparative developmental perspectives on Cebus intelligence Francesco Antinucci, Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy, Kathleen Rita Gibson, Sue Taylor Parker and Patricia Poti
  • 3. Questions regarding imitation, language and cultural transmission in apes and monkeys Elisabetta Visalberghi, Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy, Michael Tomasello and Jacques Vauclair
  • 4. Developmental perspectives on social intelligence and communication in great apes Juan Carlos Gomez, Kim A. Bard, Anne E. Russon and Ben G. Blount
  • 5. Development of numerical and classificatory abilities in chimpanzees and other vertebrates Sarah T. Boysen, Gary G. Barntson, Tetsuro Matsuzawa and Irene Maxine Pepperberg
  • 6. Comparative developmental perspectives on ape 'language' H. Lyn White Miles, Patricia Marks Greenfield and E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
  • Index.

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