Ape language project

Lynn Garth (lynngarth@aol.com)
9 Nov 1995 01:29:02 -0500

The ape language projects have always fascinated me, so, I just wanted to
see if anyone has any thoughts, insights, or inside knowledge on any of
projects. I'm very curious as to how many of the originale American Sign
Language chimps are still in a learning environment; I understand that
many had to be placed in bio-medical research facilities when project
funding ran out. Washoe and several others taught their offspring ASL,
but how far did they take it? How quickley did they default to body
language when they were not in the company of humans? If anyone has any
thoughts, I'd like to hear them.