Communication and the Role of LanguageBruce Rothschild1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bruce Rothschild
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
PA 15213, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 13, 2016; Accepted da te: June 18, 2016; Published date: June 22, 2016
Citation: Rothschild B (2016) Communication and the Role of Language. J Primatol 5:e143. doi:10.4172/2167-6801.1000e143
Copyright: © 2016 Rothschild B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Fields of science, philosophy, physiology and psychology share a commonlanguage which is oÑÂen quite disparate in meaning. Consider the “witticism” by George Bernard Shaw that England and the United States are two countries separated by a common language. But, what of our cousins? How well do other primates communicate? Communication by facial expression has been documented in great apes, noting even their use of their upper extremities for social gestures, similar to that of excited.