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Stories by Annette Lessmoellmann

Can We Talk?

Dogs understand "fetch" and "leash," whereas apes can combine hand-signed words into short sentences. So what special skill did humans bring to the language game?

October 1, 2006 — Annette Lessmoellmann

Don't Count on It

A small Amazon tribe, the Pirahã, have no number system. Is the reason neurological--they cannot count--or psychosocial--they just do not want to? An interview with Daniel L. Everett

October 1, 2006 — Annette Lessmoellmann