%A Pr J Vauclair %J The Behavioral and Brain Sciences %T Does the use of the dynamic system approach really help fill in the gap between human and non human primate language ? Commentary to S. Shanker and B. J. King " the Emergence of a New Paradigm in Ape Language Research" %X The highly recommended transposition of the dynamic system approach for tackling the question of apes? linguistic abilities has clearly not led to a demonstration that these primates have acquired language. Fundamental differences related to functional modalities ? namely, use of the declarative and the form of engagement between mother and infant ?can be observed in the way humans and apes use their communicatory systems. %K animal communication, language, speech, comparative approach, apes %P 642-643 %V 25 %D 2002 %L cogprints3588