Sound and communication essay 1100 words


In this essay, you will compare and contrast human language and the vocal communication of nonhuman primates. Specifically, you should analyze how the vocal communication systems of humans and nonhuman primates compare in terms of:

(1) production mechanism (anatomy and process);

(2) repertoires (types of signals and range of meanings that the signals convey); and 

(3) underlying cognitive abilities (grammar, referentiality, intentionality, theory of mind, etc.).

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