Title

Dancing on Thin Ice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2002

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Shanker & King (S&K) rightly stress that recent ape language research has important implications for language development and origins. But the evidence does not warrant their conclusion that we can dispense with representations. Indeed, their own discussion of the nature of communication highlights the central role that representations must play in our models of communicative competence, in and out of language.

Publication Title

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Volume

25

Issue

5

First Page

629

Last Page

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