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Conceptual primes in human languages and their analogues in animal communication and cognition

Wierzbicka, Anna


Can animals think? How does the cognition of humans differ from that of (other) primates and how does the cognition of primates differ from that of other animals?This paper argues that to explore questions of this kind fruitfully we need a unified conceptual framework within which the cognition of humans and animals could be jointly considered and compared in clear and precise terms. The paper draws attention to the conceptual issues involved in current socio-biological debates and shows that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Language Sciences
DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2003.08.004


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