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Suffixation influences receivers' behaviour in non-human primates
This study indicates that suffixation is an evolved function in primate communication in contexts where adaptive responses are particularly important. Expand
Female Bonds and Kinship in Forest Guenons
A comparative study on the genetic and social organization of two sympatric forest guenons, Diana and Campbell’s monkeys, found that both formed female-bonded, egalitarian social organizations and found that females consistently targeted individuals other than their closest relatives to form social bonds. Expand
Morphologically structured vocalizations in female Diana monkeys
Social complexity is often thought of as a driving force in the evolution of communication and cognition, but this is at odds with the fact that nonhuman primates generally display only very limitedExpand
Flexible use of simple and combined calls in female Campbell's monkeys
It is found that combined utterances were more common when identity was relevant such as in mixed-species associations and during socially important vocal exchanges, and this finding is discussed in the light of current theories regarding the evolution of combinatorial signalling. Expand
Suffixation in Non-Human Primates: Meaningful Sound Combinations in Free-Ranging Guenons
Compared to humans, non-human primates have very little control over their vocal production. Nonetheless, some species produce various call combinations, which may partially offset this lack ofExpand
Dominance style is a key predictor of vocal use and evolution across nonhuman primates
Animal communication has long been thought to be subject to pressures and constraints associated with social relationships. However, our understanding of how the nature and quality of socialExpand
Vocal combinations in guenon communication
Il est classiquement admis que les etudes comparatives sur la communication des animaux peuvent permettre de mieux comprendre la coevolution de la vie sociale, de la communication vocale et desExpand
From Animal Communication to Linguistics and Back : Insight from Combinatorial Abilities in Monkeys and Birds
For several decades, ethologists and comparative psychologists have been using a linguistic terminology to discuss complex communicative abilities in animals, with a particular focus on soundExpand