Is gestural communication more sophisticated than vocal communication in wild chimpanzees?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):210-211 (2003)
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The communicative behavior of chimpanzees has been cited in support of the hypothesis that language evolved from gesture. In this commentary, I compare gestural and vocal communication in wild chimpanzees. Because the use of gesture in wild chimpanzees is limited, whereas their vocal behavior is relatively complex, I argue that wild chimpanzee behavior fails to support the gestural origins hypothesis.



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