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Rumbaugh chimpanzee and two bonobos A comparison of communication in a Pan : Semiotic combinations in

@inproceedings{Lyn2011RumbaughCA,
  title={Rumbaugh chimpanzee and two bonobos A comparison of communication in a Pan : Semiotic combinations in},
  author={Heidi Lyn and Patricia M. Greenfield and - E.SueSavage},
  year={2011}
}
Communicative combinations of two bonobos (Pan paniscus) and a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) are compared. All three apes utilized ordering strategies for combining symbols (lexigrams) or a lexigram with a gesture to express semantic relations such as agent of action or object of action. Combinatorial strategies used by all three apes revealed commonalities with child language, spoken and signed, at the two-year-old level. However, many differences were also observed: e.g., combinations made up… 

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