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2013-09-05 23:20:21

Fauna Foundation in Chambly, Quebec, a sanctuary for chimpanzees, most retired from a U.S. laboratory, is pleased to announce two new residents, Tatu and Loulis. As infants, the chimpanzees acquired American Sign Language and continued in sign language studies at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI) at Central Washington University. Chambly, QC (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Fauna Foundation in Chambly, Quebec, a sanctuary for chimpanzees, most retired from a U.S....

Young Children Understand Grammar, Chimps Don’t
2013-04-11 08:08:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania. The study was led by Charles Yang, professor of linguistics in the School of Arts and Sciences and of computer science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Yang applied the same statistical analysis to data as that used in...

2011-08-17 13:00:00

PORTAGE, Mich., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatron, Inc., a leader in providing integrated property tax and land administration software for governments worldwide, today announced that Washoe County, Nevada, has contracted with Manatron to implement its computer-aided mass appraisal (CAMA) software, GRM customCAMA, to serve as its newly integrated property assessment system. Manatron's GRM customCAMA is a comprehensive property appraisal software product and is the only completely...

2009-10-12 06:00:00

BLAINE, Minn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Washoe County School District (WCSD) in Reno, Nev., serving 63,300 students, has selected Infinite Campus as its district-wide student information system. As their legacy system was discontinued, the district did a thorough review of several information systems. Infinite Campus was clearly the first choice. "In the past, we faced many challenges with reporting, data analysis, and district-wide communication," said Geoff Cornelius, WCSD's Student...

2007-11-01 08:39:20

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washoe, a female chimpanzee said to be the first non-human to acquire human language, has died of natural causes at the research institute where she was kept. Washoe, who first learned a bit of American Sign Language in a research project in Nevada, had been living on Central Washington University's Ellensburg campus since 1980. Her keepers said she had a vocabulary of about 250 words, although critics contended Washoe and some other primates learned to imitate sign...

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