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239: Animal Syntax

239: Animal Syntax

Other animals don’t have language like we do, but some of them might be getting awfully close. A recent experiment claims that some birds use a form of syntax — that they combine their signals in a way that’s always been thought to be unique to humans. Are these bird brains on to something? Linguist Daniel Midgley sets things in order on this episode of Talk the Talk.