Combinatorial animal communication with computable syntax: Chick-a-dee calling qualifies as ‘Language’ by structural linguistics

@article{Hailman1986CombinatorialAC,
  title={Combinatorial animal communication with computable syntax: Chick-a-dee calling qualifies as ‘Language’ by structural linguistics},
  author={J. Hailman and M. Ficken},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1986},
  volume={34},
  pages={1899-1901}
}
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