Monkey Talk of the Future

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Summary

Article concerns Professor R. L. Garner's goal of bringing about language communication between man and monkeys. Garner tells of making phonograph records of monkey sounds at the Chicago and Cincinnati zoos for his use in constructing a vocabulary of monkey language, and provides a view of evolutionary background to explain his belief that the study of lower animals' languages would be a popular field of work in the future.

Subject

Garner, Richard Lynch

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Newspaper)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

November 22, 1890

Topic

  • Science
  • Primates
  • Language and languages
  • Monkeys
  • Experiments
  • Phonograph
  • Science--Experiments

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