Developments in Primate Gesture Research

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  • Editors: Simone Pika1, and Katja Liebal2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027274816

The book is a themed, mutually referenced collection of articles from a very high-powered set of authors based on the workshop on “Current developments in non-human primate gesture research”, which was held in July 2010 at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. The motivation for this book – following on from the motivation for the workshop series – was to present the state of the art in non-human primate gesture research with a special emphasis on its history, interdisciplinary perspectives, developments and future directions. This book provides, for the first time in a single volume, the most recent work on comparative gestural signaling by many of the major scholars in the field, such as W.D. Hopkins, D. Leavens, T. Racine, J. van Hooff, and S. Wilcox (in alphabetical order).

Subjects: Evolution of language; Cognition and language; Gesture Studies

  • Affiliations: 1: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology; 2: Freie Universität Berlin, University of Portsmouth & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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