The repertoire and intentionality of gestural communication in wild chimpanzees

@article{Roberts2013TheRA,
  title={The repertoire and intentionality of gestural communication in wild chimpanzees},
  author={Anna Ilona Roberts and Sam George Bradley Roberts and Sarah-Jane Vick},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={317-336}
}
A growing body of evidence suggests that human language may have emerged primarily in the gestural rather than vocal domain, and that studying gestural communication in great apes is crucial to understanding language evolution. Although manual and bodily gestures are considered distinct at a neural level, there has been very limited consideration of potential differences at a behavioural level. In this study, we conducted naturalistic observations of adult wild East African chimpanzees (Pan… Expand
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