[Ads-l] Chimps have dialects too

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Feb 9 22:02:59 UTC 2015


The ChDS (Chimp Dialect Society) is perhaps antedated by the CrDS 
(Crow Dialect Society).  Many years ago Scientific American published 
an article stating that American crows brought to Europe were not 
understood there. (By the European crows, I mean, not by the 
researchers!)  Or vice versa, I don't remember.  I don't think the 
article addressed the question of whether the transported crows 
adapted to the native language (or vice versa), as the chimps did.

 From its date, the following may be the article I'm faintly 
remembering:  Frings, H., and M. Frings. 1959. The language of crows. 
Sci. Amer. 201: 119-131.

Joel

At 2/9/2015 03:37 PM, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
>We'd better make it the Human American Dialect Society, because 
>chimps have dialects too.
>See http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=123003
>
>Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work 
>NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - 
>http://justpaste.it/truespelnow

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