Re: the stories apes tell...

Ania Lian (ania@CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Mon, 20 Feb 1995 12:41:52 +1000

On Fri, 17 Feb 1995, Gessler, Nicholas (G) ANTHRO wrote:

> If anyone could help me reach Penny Patterson, I would greatly appreciate the
> assistance. I am looking for another person to present a paper on the
> subject of the narratives of the great apes (sort of their "oral literature")
> for a session included in the upcoming conference of the Society for
> Literature and Science. Someone who might make a case for a literary
> analysis of spontaneously produced discourse. Many thanks...
> Nick Gessler
> UCLA Anthropology

On another score.. I often wonder why humans cannot bring up their
children together let's say with a tribe of chimpanzees in Africa and this
way have bi/multicultural and bi/multilingual children who would
understand besides their parents language and culture the language of the
chimpanzee better than any research would ever come up with.

Such upbringing could help people to come closer to the spiecies from
which our culture has successfully separated us as a "superior" specie??