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EN 300: Modern Theories of Grammar: Animal Communication

Animal Communication Overview

"Almost all creatures have some sort of communication system, sometimes a very elaborate system...Animal communication systems are interesting to study in their own right in order to understand how animals naturally communicate in the wild. Another questions that has interested many researchers is whether humans can teach animals to use language."

Vedrana Mihalicek and Christina Wilson (Eds.) 2011. Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 568.

Relevant Library of Congress Subject Areas

"Mother's Love"

Anton Croos, "Mother's Love" 19 June 2011 <>


Internet Resources

Frequent Research Focuses

Need Ideas? Here are some areas researchers explore.

  • Tactile communication
  • Visual communication
  • Chemical communication
  • Auditory communication
  • Interspecies communication