Linguistic capabilities of a lowland gorilla by Francine Patterson

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Subjects:

  • Gorillas -- Psychology,
  • Human-animal communication,
  • Sign language

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Statementby Francine Grace Penelope Patterson.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxiv, 353 p.
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18619548M

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The subject, Koko, a female lowland gorilla (Gorilla a), was born July 4,at the San Francisco Zoo. Project Koko began in July when Koko lived in the nursery of the San Francisco Zoo.

She lived with her mother in a gorilla Linguistic capabilities of a lowland gorilla book until she was six months old.

The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is one of two subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) that lives in montane, primary and secondary forest and lowland swampland in central Africa in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and is the nominate subspecies of the western gorilla Family: Hominidae.

"The Acquisition of Sign Formational Aspects in a Lowland Gorilla," paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C., July Kranz, L.A., and Patterson, F.

"State of the Art Preserve Designed For and By Gorillas.". The Gorilla Foundation said the pound (kilogram) western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains Tuesday. Patterson earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in She attained her Ph.D.

in from Stanford University, with her dissertation Linguistic Capabilities of a Lowland Gorilla, on teaching sign language to Koko and Michael, another Lowland Gorilla, who died in Alma mater: University of Illinois at Urbana. The Gorilla Foundation said the pound (kilogram) western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains Tuesday.

Koko was the not the first animal to learn sign language and communicate, but through books and media appearances she became the. The Gorilla Foundation said Linguistic capabilities of a lowland gorilla book pound (kilogram) western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation’s preserve in California’s Santa Cruz mountains Tuesday.

Koko was the not the first animal to learn sign language and communicate, but through books and media appearances she became the most famous. Fun Fact: The western lowland gorilla is the only subspecies kept in zoos, with very rare exceptions.

Description. Gorillas are the largest apes, but western lowland gorillas are the smallest gorillas. Males are considerably larger than females. An adult male weighs between and kg ( to lbs) and stands up to m (6 ft) tall.

Conversations with Koko: an audience with world's favourite 'talking' gorilla the animal and started her dissertation on the linguistic capabilities of a lowland gorilla. Two weeks into her 4/5. The book Koko's Kitten was published 24 years ago, but now Patterson aims to distribute it in areas in Africa where gorillas are threatened — to teach children there how a Author: The Week Staff.

Eastern Lowland Gorilla, Gorilla beringei graueri; Appearance. Gorillas are large apes. They can be strong like chimpanzees and orangutans. An adult male gorilla can weigh up to kilograms and stand meters in height. Gorillas live in family groups called troops.

They have a broad chest, wide shoulders, short legs, and long strong : Mammalia. Francine (Penny) Patterson, co-founder of the Gorilla Foundation, was working on her doctoral dissertation on the linguistic capabilities of gorillas and in started to teach Koko sign language.

Patterson FG (b) Linguistic capabilities of a young lowland gorilla. In: Peng FC (ed) Sign language and language acquisition in man and ape: new dimensions in comparative pedolinguistics. Westview Press, Boulder, CO, pp – Google ScholarCited by: 1.

Koko the Signing Gorilla and Language in Apes Free Essay, Term Paper and Book Report Some people may say there is a large difference between animals and themselves.

Of course, as everyone knows, the major difference would be the usage of language. Scientists have begun to debate this in the past 30 years, as they are researching language used.

Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of. Koko was 13 years old when she learned her beloved kitten, All Ball, died after being hit by a car.

Visibly upset, the western lowland gorilla kept signing the words “sad, frown, cry, bad” and. Koko’s real name was Hanabi-Ko, Japanese for fireworks child. She was born July 4,at the San Francisco Zoo.

Francine Patterson was working on her doctoral dissertation on the linguistic capabilities of gorillas and in started to teach Koko sign language.

The western lowland gorilla habitat consists of acres and is broken up into five separate habitats, one of which is not visible to guests. Double moats separate these habitats and groups. Habitats are numbered from right to left (1 to 5) if looking from the public viewing area.

Habitat 4 is behind Habitat 3, and Habitat 5 is out of view. Also known as Grauer's gorilla, the eastern lowland gorilla is the largest of the gorilla subspecies.

This impressive animal is identified by a stocky body, large hands and a short muzzle. Unusually, the gorilla's thumbs are larger than the fingers. The face, ears, hands, and feet are. Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died.

She was These subspecies differ only slightly in their skull and body structure. The mountain gorilla, because it lives in a colder mountain environment, has longer, thicker hair than the lowland gorilla. It is also a deeper black. The eastern lowland gorilla is the largest.

p.7 mountain gorilla species debate. Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died.

Francine Patterson was working on her doctoral dissertation on the linguistic capabilities of gorillas and in started to teach Koko sign language.

Patterson and biologist Ronald Cohn moved Koko to their newly established preserve in and kept teaching and studying her, adding a male gorilla in   Francine Patterson was working on her doctoral dissertation on the linguistic capabilities of gorillas and in started to teach Koko sign language.

She attended Stanford University in the ’s and came up with a rather unusual doctoral thesis. Her dissertation, inspired by her interest in developmental psychology, was on the Linguistic Capabilities of the Lowland Gorilla.

But to do that, she’d first need a test subject. The Subject. SAN FRANCISCO — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views.

After discovering a small, undernourished baby gorilla named Hanabi-Ko (nicknamed Koko) at San Francisco Zoo, Dr Patterson persuaded the institution to loan the animal and started her dissertation on the linguistic capabilities of a lowland gorilla.

A recent study unveils some of the enigmas associated with the social behaviour of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) from the impenetrable African equatorial forests; it was the result of an international cooperation bringing together the efforts of scientists at Spanish and French research institutions assisted by the SPAC Foundation gGmbH (Germany).

The western lowland gorilla is found inhabiting the tropical jungles and forests of western and central africa, along with lowland swamps and secondary forests. The adult can eat around 18 kg of food per day.

They can live up to 50 years in the wild. Western Lowland Gorilla Lifecycle / Behavior. Patterson, F. (c). Linguistic capabilities of a young lowland gorilla.

In F. Peng (Ed.), Sign language and language acquisition in man and ape: New dimensions in comparative pedolinguistics (pp.

Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Patterson, F (). Creative and innovative uses of language by a gorilla: A case study.

Koko, a world‐renowned western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), passed away J at her home at The Gorilla Foundation (TGF) in Woodside, California at the age of Born at the San Francisco Zoo to mother Jacqueline and father Bwana on July 4th,she was named Hanabi Ko, Japanese for fireworks child, which was later shortened to : Kenneth C.

Gold, Lyna M. Watson. Other articles where Western lowland gorilla is discussed: primate: Distribution and abundance: The estimated number of western lowland gorillas (G.

gorilla gorilla), a species thought to be critically endangered, increased when a population of more thanwas discovered in in the swamps of the Lac Télé Community Reserve in the Republic of the Congo.

Patterson, F. Conversations with a Gorilla. National Geographic,pp. – Patterson, F. Linguistic Capabilities of a Lowland : Kenneth C. Gold, Lyna M. Watson. The introdution to this book states, "This volume brings together research findings on sign language and primatology and offers a novel approaach to comparative language acquisition.

The contributors are anthropologists, psychologists, linguists, psycholinguists, and manual language by:   Koko was taught sign language from an early age as a scientific test subject and eventually learned more than 1, words, a vocabulary similar to that of a human toddler.

The Western Lowland Gorilla is the smallest of all gorillas, but still has great size and strength. The species has jet black skin and black hair all over except for face, hands, feet and their ears.

The back of males eventually turns to a grey colour the older they get, which leads to the term Silverbacks. SAN FRANCISCO -- Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity.

Lowland gorilla definition is - either of two gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla or G. gorilla graueri) that inhabit lowland rain forests of west central Africa. A female lowland gorilla, Koko, has been engaged in an ongoing language program since July when she was 1 year old.

During the first 30 months of training she acquired a vocabulary of words in American Sign Language which she spontaneously combined into meaningful and often novel statements of up to 11 signs in by: The Gorilla Foundation said the pound (kilogram) western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains Tuesday.

A recent study unveils some of the enigmas associated with the social behaviour of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) from the [details] First Video Footage of the Elusive Ebo Gorillas in Cameroon. June

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