`Babbling' and social context in infant monkeys: parallels to human infants

@article{Elowson1998BabblingAS,
  title={`Babbling' and social context in infant monkeys: parallels to human infants},
  author={A. M. Elowson and C. Snowdon and C. Lazaro-Perea},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={2},
  pages={31-37}
}
Although only humans use spoken language, the vocal communication of many animals shares some features with language. Within the context of their family, normal children and young non-human primates develop proficiency in the nuances of their species-specific vocal communication system. Engaging in speech-like phonetic activity, or babbling, occurs in all normal children regardless of their native language. Similar periods of vocal development have not been described previously for non-human… Expand
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