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  • Bonobos modify communication signals according to recipient familiarity 

    Genty, Emilie; Neumann, Christof; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2015-11-10) - Journal article
    Human and nonhuman primate communication differs in various ways. In particular, humans base communicative efforts on mutual knowledge and conventions shared between interlocutors. In this study, we experimentally tested ...
  • Campbell's monkeys use affixation to alter call meaning 

    Ouattara, Karim; Lemasson, Alban; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2009-11-12) - Journal article
    Human language has evolved on a biological substrate with phylogenetic roots deep in the primate lineage. Here, we describe a functional analogy to a common morphological process in human speech, affixation, in the alarm ...
  • Charter diplomatics and norms of landholding and lordship between the Humber and Forth, c.1066-c.1250 

    Hunter, Linsey (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-21) - Thesis
    This thesis closely analyses the linguistic forms of aspects of non-royal charters produced c.1066-c.1250 in the north-east of England and the south-east of Scotland, namely, consent, joint grants, separate confirmations, ...
  • Christian Palestinians in Britain 

    Shakkour, Suha (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-26) - Thesis
    This study seeks to address a gap in the literature with regard to the Christian Palestinians. As members of a very small minority, they are often overlooked by the media and the academic community. While this is changing ...
  • A component-based model and language for wireless sensor network applications 

    Dearle, Alan; Balasubramaniam, Dharini; Lewis, Jonathan Peter; Morrison, Ronald (IEEE Computer Society, 2008-07) - Conference item
    Wireless sensor networks are often used by experts in many different fields to gather data pertinent to their work. Although their expertise may not include software engineering, these users are expected to produce low-level ...
  • Dissection of genetic associations with language-related traits in population-based cohorts 

    Paracchini, Silvia (2011) - Journal item
    Recent advances in the field of language-related disorders have led to the identification of candidate genes for specific language impairment (SLI) and dyslexia. Replication studies have been conducted in independent samples ...
  • Dr Kamusella o wyroku w sprawie SONŚ : Polska krajem tolerancji 

    Kamusella, Tomasz Dominik (2014-03-10) - Journal article
  • Genome-wide screening for DNA variants associated with reading and language traits 

    Gialluisi, Alessandro; Newbury, Dianne F; Wilcutt, Erik G; Olson, Richard K; DeFries, John C; Brandler, William M; Pennington, Bruce F; Smith, Shelley D; Scerri, Thomas S; Simpson, Nuala H; Luciano, Michelle; Evans, David M; Bates, Timothy C; Stein, John F; Talcott, Joel B; Monaco, Anthony P; Paracchini, Silvia; Francks, Clyde; Fisher, Simon E; The SLI Consortium (2014-09) - Journal article
    Reading and language abilities are heritable traits that are likely to share some genetic influences with each other. To identify pleiotropic genetic variants affecting these traits, we first performed a Genome-wide ...
  • Gestural communication of the gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) : repertoire, intentionality, and possible origins 

    Genty, Emilie Juliette Pauline; Breuer, Thomas; Hobaiter, Catherine Louise; Byrne, Richard William (2009-05) - Journal article
    Social groups of gorillas were observed in three captive facilities and one African field site. Cases of potential gesture use, totalling 9,540, were filtered by strict criteria for intentionality, giving a corpus of 5,250 ...
  • The gestural repertoire of the wild chimpanzee 

    Hobaiter, Catherine; Byrne, Richard W. (2011-09) - Journal article
    Great ape gestural communication is known to be intentional, elaborate and flexible; yet there is controversy over the best interpretation of the system and how gestures are acquired, perhaps because most studies have been ...
  • Iconic gesturing in bonobos 

    Genty, E.; Zuberbühler, K. (2015) - Journal article
    We comment on a recent behavioral study in which we describe a human-like beckoning gesture in 2 groups of bonobos, used in combination with sexual solicitation postures. The beckoning gesture fulfils key criteria of deixis ...
  • La flexibilité et l’intentionnalité de la communication gestuelle chez les grands singes 

    Hobaiter, Cat; Byrne, Richard William (2014-04-13) - Journal article
    La communication gestuelle des grands singes est un système riche et complexe. Elle est utilisée de manière flexible dans l’intention de communiquer des objectifs précis à des individus particuliers - en tant que telle, ...
  • The origins of language in teaching 

    Laland, Kevin N. (2016-07-01) - Journal article
    I introduce seven criteria for determining the validity of competing theories for the original function of language. I go on to present a novel explanation that meets all the criteria: language originally evolved to teach ...
  • PCSK6 is associated with handedness in individuals with dyslexia 

    Scerri, Thomas S.; Brandler, William M.; Paracchini, Silvia; Morris, Andrew P.; Ring, Susan M.; Richardson, Alex J.; Talcott, Joel B.; Stein, John; Monaco, Anthony P. (2011-02) - Journal article
    Approximately 90% of humans are right-handed. Handedness is a heritable trait, yet the genetic basis is not well understood. Here we report a genome-wide association study for a quantitative measure of relative hand skill ...
  • Taking the Lord’s name in vain 

    Monteith, W. Graham (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2013-12-01) - Journal article
    In his paper, Graham Monteith explores some of the social boundaries, or cultural limits, of language – an investigation, that is, of the liminal area of speech which issues from pain or anger, and is expressed in swearing ...