Monkey semantics: two ‘dialects’ of Campbell’s monkey alarm calls

  title={Monkey semantics: two ‘dialects’ of Campbell’s monkey alarm calls},
  author={Philippe Schlenker and Emmanuel Chemla and Kate Arnold and Alban Lemasson and Karim Ouattara and Sumir Keenan and Claudia Stephan and Robin J. Ryder and Klaus Zuberb{\"u}hler},
  journal={Linguistics and Philosophy},
We develop a formal semantic analysis of the alarm calls used by Campbell’s monkeys in the Tai forest (Ivory Coast) and on Tiwai island (Sierra Leone)—two sites that differ in the main predators that the monkeys are exposed to (eagles on Tiwai vs. eagles and leopards in Tai). Building on data discussed in Ouattara et al. (PLoS ONE 4(11):e7808, 2009a; PNAS 106(51): 22026–22031, 2009b and Arnold et al. (Population differences in wild Campbell’s monkeys alarm call use, 2013), we argue that on both… 
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    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 2000
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