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The Resource Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Label
Chimp talk
Title
Chimp talk
Statement of responsibility
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this program, Paul Hoffman, editor of Discover magazine, explores the controversial issue of language use by apes with primatologist Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Dr. Laura Ann Petitto. The results of Savage-Rumbaugh's 20-year study with chimpanzees reveal that they can use language with the astounding accuracy of a two-year-old human, which includes a rudimentary syntactical ability. However, Petitto's research indicates that humans have a cognitive predisposition for language lacking in chimps, which leads to the conclusion that although apes communicate by associating symbols with objects and actions, they do not have language abilities in the way that humans do. If the scientific community should eventually accept language use by apes, will the last scientific distinction between humans and animals be lost?
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
10 & up
Runtime
14
Technique
live action
Label
Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Link
http://streaming.factsonfile.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1875&xtid=8593
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 13, 2006
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ability to Use Language (4:14) -- Language Comprehension Controversy (5:45) -- Implications of Language Research (3:04)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
online resource (1 streaming video file (14 min.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
sound, color, digital file.
Publisher number
8593
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100008593
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793893335
Video recording format
other
Label
Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Link
http://streaming.factsonfile.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1875&xtid=8593
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 13, 2006
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ability to Use Language (4:14) -- Language Comprehension Controversy (5:45) -- Implications of Language Research (3:04)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
online resource (1 streaming video file (14 min.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
sound, color, digital file.
Publisher number
8593
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100008593
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793893335
Video recording format
other

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