Chimps Can Learn Others' 'Accents': First Discovery Of Building Blocks Of Language In Non-Human Animals

February 5, 2015 10:32 PM

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Groups of chimpanzees have their own "languages" of grunts, and new research suggests they can learn to be bilingual.

Chimps have different grunts they use for particular types of food, and scientists observed what happened when two groups that had different vocabularies moved in together, Cell Press reported. The found the primates gradually changed their grunts over time to make them sound more like their new nei...

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