The Resource Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, (evideo)

Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, (evideo)

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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films on Demand
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Runtime
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal behavior
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Communication
  • Intellect
  • Language and languages
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Reproduction
Technique
live action
Label
Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=8593
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 13, 2006
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
The Ability to Use Language (4:14) -- Language Comprehension Controversy (5:45) -- Implications of Language Research (3:04)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (14 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
8593
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100008593
  • 100008593
  • (OCoLC)707966593
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Chimp talk, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=8593
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 13, 2006
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
The Ability to Use Language (4:14) -- Language Comprehension Controversy (5:45) -- Implications of Language Research (3:04)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (14 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
8593
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100008593
  • 100008593
  • (OCoLC)707966593
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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