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What the Animals Say by Cord Riechelmann and Frank D. Steinheimer

Sprache und Wissen
Curated by Marcel Beyer
2016, Apr 08, Fri — 2016, Apr 09, Sat

Dogs, cats, and birds may not beequipped with a language in the human sense, however, their forms of communication are so diverse that research into them invariably leads to reflections on human language.

The renowned crow connoisseur Cord Riechelmann and the ornithologist Frank D. Steinheimer discuss animal behavior, which, beyond courtship and territorial defense, provide fascinating insights: What do they do with each other? What do they do with us such that they view humans as part of their environment? And in turn, what do we do to them by describing them, systematically classifying them, and giving them names?

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