An explanation of the language of a chimpanzee

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Science  18 Apr 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4441, pp. 313-314
DOI: 10.1126/science.7367862


The language barrier of the chimpanzee Lana, previously described by Rumbaugh (1977), can be simulated by a computer model in which the animal selects, depending upon context, one of six stock sentences with fixed and variable elements.