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Animal Communication?

Rosemary Rodd

in Biology, Ethics, and Animals

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240525
eISBN:
9780191680199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240525.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that animal communication studies are relevant to the consideration of their moral status. Some animal rights critics have based their claims upon the proposal that human ... More


Communication

Brandon C. Wheeler, William A. Searcy, Morten H. Christiansen, Michael C. Corballis, Julia Fischer, Christoph Grüter, Daniel Margoliash, Michael J. Owren, Tabitha Price, Robert Seyfarth, and Markus Wild

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews what has been learned about animal thinking from the study of animal communication and considers what we might hope to learn in the future. It begins with a discussion on the ... More


Where Is the Information in Animal Communication?

Julia Fischer

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Communication is a central topic in animal behavior studies and yet the dispute over what constitutes communication is far from settled. This chapter provides an integrative framework that views ... More


Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Do animals have cognitive maps? Do they possess knowledge? Do they plan for the future? Do they understand that others have mental lives of their own? This volume provides a state-of-the-art ... More


The Dead End of Communication

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

in Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Linguistic theory has been traditionally (but uncritically) committed to an approach that sees language as a particular instance of a larger class of systems of communication. Within a biolinguistic ... More


Animal Thinking: An Introduction

Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Since the advent of the cognitive revolution in the 1960s, animals have been viewed as goal-seeking agents that acquire, store, retrieve, and internally process information at many levels of ... More


Intersubjectivity—mutual management of cognitive states

Arie Verhagen

in Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226702
eISBN:
9780191706646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that solving small grammatical puzzles involves some fundamental decisions on basic assumptions about human language and especially meaning. The work shows that the fact that a ... More


Navigation and Communication in Honeybees

Randolf Menzel

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Honeybees navigate and communicate in the context of foraging and nest selection. This chapter presents a novel technique (harmonic radar tracking) that has been applied to foraging behavior. On the ... More


Communication and the evolution of plant–animal interactions

H. Martin Schaefer and Graeme D. Ruxton

in Plant-Animal Communication

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199563609
eISBN:
9780191810060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199563609.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the complex communication of plants and animals. The co-evolutionary dynamics of this communication happens when the colour vision, and the senses that animals rely upon most ... More


Communication in Social Insects: Sophisticated Problem Solving by Groups of Tiny-Brained Animals

Christoph Grüter

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Collective intelligence allows groups of individuals to solve problems which otherwise could not be solved by a single individual. Insect workers have tiny brains, but by functioning as part of a ... More


Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Arie Verhagen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226702
eISBN:
9780191706646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book shows that the meaning of grammatical constructions often has more to do with the human cognitive capacity for taking other peoples' points of view than with describing the world. Treating ... More


Language Is Everywhere

Louise Westling

in The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter addresses the place of language and literature in Merleau-Ponty’s thought, setting it within the context of evolutionary continuity in animal life and communicative activities throughout ... More


Final thoughts

H. Martin Schaefer and Graeme D. Ruxton

in Plant-Animal Communication

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199563609
eISBN:
9780191810060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199563609.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews some issues on plant–animal communication that originate from the integration of ideas across different chapters of this book. This type of communication and its evolution is ... More


Contextual Sensitivity and Bird Song: A Basis for Social Life

Martine Hausberger, Laurence Henry, Benoît Testé, and Stéphanie Barbu

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents evidence from songbirds of evolutionary convergence with certain features of the vocal flexibility found in humans, addresses human communication skills as a reference, and ... More


Animal sensory ecology and plant biochemistry

H. Martin Schaefer and Graeme D. Ruxton

in Plant-Animal Communication

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199563609
eISBN:
9780191810060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199563609.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on sensory systems of animals that are commonly involved in plant–animal communication. Animals perceive the world around them quite differently from humans. The spectral ... More


Communication, play, and collaboration

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646661
eISBN:
9780191796302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646661.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines communication, cooperation, and play behaviour in dogs. These activities share many aspects of behavioural coordination; in many situations they occur in parallel. Playing dogs ... More


Animal Sentience: Robert Bresson’s <i>Au hasard Balthazar</i>

Sharon Cameron

in The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar in which, through the filmic congruence of animal and human bodies, we are made to rethink the meaningfulness of the distinction that separates ... More


Environmental disturbance and animal communication

Gil G. Rosenthal and Devi Stuart-Fox

in Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes how human impacts alter animal communication. It addresses the ecological and evolutionary consequences of altered animal communication, and emphasizes on their effects in ... More


Animal Communication

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The basic premise of game theory is that social life is like a giant game. If this is true, it is also true that life is less like chess and more like poker. In games like chess, information is ... More


The Functional Specificity of Language

Daniel Dor

in The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter defines the functional specificity of language as a communication technology. It begins with a foundational discussion of our lives as experiencing creatures: we all live in different ... More


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