Language learning in two species of apes

@article{SavageRumbaugh1986LanguageLI,
  title={Language learning in two species of apes},
  author={Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Duane M. Rumbaugh and Kelly McDonald},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={1986},
  volume={9},
  pages={653-665}
}
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