Youngsters do not pay attention to conversational rules: is this so for nonhuman primates?

@inproceedings{Lemasson2011YoungstersDN,
  title={Youngsters do not pay attention to conversational rules: is this so for nonhuman primates?},
  author={A. Lemasson and Ludivine Glas and Sophie Barbu and Ang{\'e}lina Lacroix and Manon Guilloux and Kevin Remeuf and Hiroki Koda},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2011}
}
The potentiality to find precursors of human language in nonhuman primates is questioned because of differences related to the genetic determinism of human and nonhuman primate acoustic structures. Limiting the debate to production and acoustic plasticity might have led to underestimating parallels between human and nonhuman primates. Adult-young differences concerning vocal usage have been reported in various primate species. A key feature of language is the ability to converse, respecting… CONTINUE READING
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