What do Monkey Calls Mean?
Philippe Schlenker, Emmanuel Chemla, Klaus Zuberb├╝hler
March 2016

An emerging field of 'primate semantics' offers articulated analyses of the 'literal meaning' of monkey calls, and of additional mechanisms of 'pragmatic enrichment'. We show that comparative studies across species may validate this program, and may in some cases help reconstruct the evolution of monkey communication over millions of years.
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Reference: lingbuzz/002903
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Published in: Expanded version to appear in Trends in Cognitive Sciences; penultimate version at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Mz-VKVeYNKTWlTUDhseHRLUkU/view
keywords: primate semantics, primate call evolution, primate implicatures, primate linguistics, evolution of meaning, evolution of communication, semantics
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