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Great ape communication: Cognitive and evolutionary approaches

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 August 2003

Anne E. Russon
Psychology Department, Glendon College of York University, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M6,
David R. Begun
Anthropology Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3,


There are good arguments for examining great ape communicative achievements for what they contribute to our understanding of great ape cognition and its evolution (Russon & Begun, in press a). Our concern is whether Shanker & King's (S&K's) thesis advances communication studies from a broader cognitive and evolutionary perspective.

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