Hablando con las manos, oyendo con los ojos ¿Qué puede decirnos la comunicación de primates no humanos sobre el lenguaje humano?

  • José Gómez Melara University of Kent, Canterbury, Reino Unido
Palabras clave: Comunicación, Señales funcionalmente referenciales, Primates, Lenguas de signos, Teoría de la mente, Gesto, Alarma


La complejidad del lenguaje hace que sea un campo de estudio abordado en perspectiva multidisciplinar. La
comunicación entre primates ha servido para establecer un interesante debate teórico sobre cómo emergió y evolucionó el lenguaje moderno. En la última década, los estudios en primatología y en lenguas de signos apuntaban a un origen gestual; sin embargo, nuevas perspectivas integradoras se inclinan a una coevolución de gesto y sonido. Este marco de estudio es especialmente relevante para reflexiones antropológicas que ayuden a reflexionar sobre sus implicaciones ontológicas y culturales. 


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