Gavagai! or the future history of the animal language controversy
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Gavagai! or the future history of the animal language controversy by David Premack

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Human-animal communication,
  • Animal communication,
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDavid Premack.
SeriesThe MIT Press series in learning, development, and conceptual change
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL776 .P73 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination164 p. ;
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2860378M
ISBN 100262160994
LC Control Number84023155

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