Primate Communication and the Gestural Origin of Language [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Hewes1973PrimateCA,
  title={Primate Communication and the Gestural Origin of Language [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={G. Hewes and R. Andrew and L. Carini and Hackeny Choe and R. Gardner and A. Kortlandt and G. Krantz and G. McBride and F. Nottebohm and John Pfeiffer and Duane G. Rumbaugh and H. D. Steklis and Michael J. Raliegh and R. Stopa and A. Suzuki and S. Washburn and R. W. Wescott},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1973},
  volume={14},
  pages={5 - 24}
}
Wallace, Tylor, Wundt, Johannesson, and others have proposed that human language had its basis in hand and arm gestures. The Gardners' work with the chimpanzee Washoe, Premack's study of the chimpanzee Sarah, and continuing experiments along these lines indicate that neural restructuring would not have been necessary for the protohominid acquisition of a simple propositional gesture or sign language which did not involve cross-modal transfer at a high level from the visual to the auditory… Expand
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