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    • Chimpanzee alarm call production meets key criteria for intentionality 

      Schel, Anne Marijke; Townsend, Simon W.; Machanda, Zarin; Zuberbuehler, Klaus; Slocombe, Katie E. (2013-10-16) - Journal article
      Determining the intentionality of primate communication is critical to understanding the evolution of human language. Although intentional signalling has been claimed for some great ape gestural signals, comparable evidence ...
    • Factors shaping social learning in chimpanzees 

      Watson, Stuart Kyle (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-29) - Thesis
      Culture is an important means by which both human and non-human animals transmit useful behaviours between individuals and generations. Amongst animals, chimpanzees live particularly varied cultural lives. However, the ...
    • Functional flexibility in wild bonobo vocal behaviour 

      Clay, Susanna Elizabeth Valerie; Archbold, Jahmaira; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2015-08-04) - Journal article
      A shared principle in the evolution of language and the development of speech is the emergence of functional flexibility, the capacity of vocal signals to express a range of emotional states independently of context and ...
    • Gestural communication in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii) : a cognitive approach 

      Cartmill, Erica A. (University of St Andrews, 2009-06) - Thesis
      While most human language is expressed verbally, the gestures produced concurrent to speech provide additional information, help listeners interpret meaning, and provide insight into the cognitive processes of the speaker. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Understanding object-directed intentionality in Capuchin monkeys and humans 

      Tao, Ruoting (University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
      Understanding intentionality, i.e. coding the object directedness of agents towards objects, is a fundamental component of Theory of Mind abilities. Yet it is unclear how it is perceived and coded in different species. ...
    • Vocal communication in bonobos (Pan paniscus) : studies in the contexts of feeding and sex 

      Clay, Zanna (University of St Andrews, 2011-06) - Thesis
      Despite having being discovered nearly 80 years ago, bonobos (Pan paniscus) are still one of the least well understood of the great apes, largely remaining in the shadow of their better known cousins, the chimpanzees (Pan ...