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Darwin-L Message Log 5:232 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<5:232>From CSM@macc.wisc.edu  Mon Jan 31 14:25:10 1994

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 94 14:33 CDT
From: Craig McConnell <CSM@macc.wisc.edu>
Subject: Chimp Sign Boards
To: DARWIN-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

Hi--

Would somebody please provide clarification on this for me:

In regards to the lack of "wh-" words on chimp sign boards, discussed by Anne
Loring et.al., doesn't this lack tell us more about the linguists that made the
boards than it does about the chimps that use them?

(By way of introduction, I am a graduate student in History of Science in
Madison Wisconsin.  I study 19th and 20th century physics and dabble in 19th
and 20th century biology.  I posted a message to the list many months ago, and
have been watching since).

--Craig McConnell (csm@macc.wisc.edu)

Craig S. McConnell, (608) 238-1352
Internet:  csm@macc.wisc.edu

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