TY - UNPB ID - cogprints906 UR - http://cogprints.org/906/ A1 - Shanker, Stuart A1 - King, Barbara TI - The Emergence of a New Paradigm in Ape Language Research Y1 - 2000/07// N2 - In place of the information-processing model that has hitherto dominated ape language research, we argue that it is imperative that we now shift to a dynamic systems paradigm, which places the emphasis on the dyad rather than the isolated individual; which sees ape communication as a co-regulated process, rather than a linear and discrete sequence; which focuses on the variability of ape communicative behaviours, rather than treating them as phenotypic traits; and which is thus better able to account for both the social complexity and the developmental character of nonhuman primate communicative abilities. AV - public KW - dynamic systems; co-regulation; apes; language; ape language research; communicatoin; cymbols; brain development ER -