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Rudimentary form of syntax present in chimpanzees

Our language-based complex communication system is one of the defining features that makes us unique among all species. Syntax -combining words together into phrases- makes language-based communication limitless in terms of the amount and type of information we can communicate about. This is due to... click to read more

  • Maël Leroux | Associate professor at Department of Animal and Human Behaviour
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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 29, 2023
Apes and monkeys understand syntax-like structures

Across the globe, humanity flourishes by sharing thoughts, culture, information, and technology through language – an incredibly complex method of communication used by no other species. Therefore, finding out why and when language evolved is crucial to understanding what it means to be human. However,... click to read more

  • Stuart K. Watson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 6, 2021