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U7 ANIMAL TALKON

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U7 ANIMAL TALKON

U7 Animal TalkON

    Animal Communication

    Introduction and Framing

    Each specis of animal has its own way of communicating

    fish use electrical currents

    insects use vibrations

    bats use ultrasonic signals

    many animals: odor a common method of communicating

    Animals communicate in many different ways Whether animals can use language? 3 questions:

    1 sounds

    2. intend to communicate

    3. speak in sentences?

    1. Sounds. Two different types of communication:

    1.1 affective and

    1.2 symbolic com

    1.1 AC : com of emotions

    Human AC --laugh, cry and much of NVC Animal AChigh order dogs and cats use AC: expressive in many ways

    = happy, pained and sad

    =mirror human emotion.

    1.2 SC: encode(sender) and decode (receiver) a spefic referent

     e.g. Brazil (encode) a country in South America (decode) 1.2.1 Animal can SC: encode and decode .

    Alarm calls: Velvet monkey makes alarm calls

    (1) watch out, stay alert. Other calls symbolize leopard(climb tree) , eagle (sky scanning), snakes(ground scanning), Food calls: chicken use food calls deceptively

    2. Intention of communication. Yes.

    wild birds do this in company.

    Chimps also communicate in company

    3. sentence speaking ?

    Human can but no evidence for animals. Grammer is an innovation

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