“Gavagai!” or the future history of the animal language controversy

@article{Premack1985GavagaiOT,
  title={“Gavagai!” or the future history of the animal language controversy},
  author={D. Premack},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1985},
  volume={19},
  pages={207-296}
}
  • D. Premack
  • Published 1985
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Cognition
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