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dc.contributor.authorTomasello, Michael
dc.contributor.authorCall, Josep
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T11:30:07Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T11:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-21
dc.identifier252429876
dc.identifierdfe320f1-aa0e-4fe9-89ad-68c2e4dc0f2d
dc.identifier85042230449
dc.identifier000475516000002
dc.identifier.citationTomasello , M & Call , J 2018 , ' Thirty years of great ape gestures ' , Animal Cognition , vol. First Online . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-018-1167-1en
dc.identifier.issn1435-9448
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8597-8336/work/42276856
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/12830
dc.descriptionOpen access funding provided by Max Planck Society.en
dc.description.abstractWe and our colleagues have been doing studies of great ape gestural communication for more than 30 years. Here we attempt to spell out what we have learned. Some aspects of the process have been reliably established by multiple researchers, for example, its intentional structure and its sensitivity to the attentional state of the recipient. Other aspects are more controversial. We argue here that it is a mistake to assimilate great ape gestures to the species-typical displays of other mammals by claiming that they are fixed action patterns, as there are many differences, including the use of attention-getters. It is also a mistake, we argue, to assimilate great ape gestures to human gestures by claiming that they are used referentially and declaratively in a human-like manner, as apes’ “pointing” gesture has many limitations and they do not gesture iconically. Great ape gestures constitute a unique form of primate communication with their own unique qualities.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofAnimal Cognitionen
dc.subjectApesen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectGesturesen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.subjectEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematicsen
dc.subjectExperimental and Cognitive Psychologyen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccBFen
dc.subject.lccQH301en
dc.subject.lccQLen
dc.titleThirty years of great ape gesturesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-018-1167-1
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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