Different Approaches to Meaning in Primate Gestural and Vocal Communication

  title={Different Approaches to Meaning in Primate Gestural and Vocal Communication},
  author={Katja Liebal and Linda S. O{\~n}a},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
In searching for the roots of human language, comparative researchers investigate whether precursors to language are already present in our closest relatives, the non-human primates. As the majority of studies into primates’ communication use a unimodal approach with focus on one signal type only, researchers investigate very different aspects depending on whether they are interested in vocal, gestural, or facial communication. Here, we focus on two signal types and discuss how meaning is… 

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