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Dolphin Talk


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The Dolphin's large and highly encephalized brain has previously been the source of many speculations about its intellectual potential. Today we know that the dolphin is indeed a highly intelligent mammal, and we have a much richer appreciation for and understanding of its intellectual specialization and abilities. Researchers at The Dolphin Institute in Hawaii are trying to better demonstrate the dolphin's ability to understand language using visual and acoustic languages in which "gestures or sounds refer to objects, actions, relationships among objects, modifiers of place and location, and other things."

Learn more about dolphin behavior:

 

Herman,
L. M., Richards, D. G. & Wolz, J. P. (1984). Comprehension of sentences by bottlenosed dolphins. Cognition, 16, 129-219.

Herman,
L.M. & Uyeyama, R.K. (1999). The dolphin's grammatical competency; Comments on Kako (1999). Animal Learning & Behavior, 27, 18-23.
Herman,
L.M., Kuczaj, S. A. II, & Holder, M. D. (1993). Responses to Anomalous Gestural Sequences by a Language-Trained Dolphin: Evidence for Processing of Semantic Relations and Syntactic Information. Journal of Experimental Psychology , General , 122, 184-194.
Herman, L. M. (1986). Cognition and language competencies of bottlenosed dolphins. In R.J. Schusterman, J. Thomas, and F. G. Wood (Eds.) Dolphin cognition and behavior: A comparitive approach, 221-251. Hilladale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Richards,
D. G., Wolz, J. P. & Herman, L. M. (1984). Vocal mimicry of computer generated sounds and vocal labeling of objects by a bottlenosed dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Journal of Comparative Psychology , 98, 10-28.


For more on dolphin research, visit The Dolphin Institute in Hawaii.


           
Find out a little more about who I am. Check out my resume online and read abstracts from some of my publications.
Devoted to various linguistic theories, with a focus on word-based morphology and computational linguistics.
Everything you ever wanted to know about "La Belle Province".
Help save children with a simple click. Learn to speak languages from foreign galaxies Various links to some really cool websites.
Links to other sites. Ressources for linguists, etc.
Contact me.  Send your comments about the site or ask me a question.