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Yerkish


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An artificial language, using a computer console with keys bearing geometrical symbols for words, developed by the US primatologists Duane Rumbaugh (born 1929) and Sue Savage-Rumbaugh (born 1946) for communicating with chimpanzees. [Named after the Yerkes Regional Research Center in Georgia, US, where the language was developed, which in turn is named after the US psychologist Robert Mearns Yerkes (1876–1956), who founded the parent laboratory in Florida in 1919]

Subjects: Psychology.


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