Parrot Offers Linguists a Mouthful
Posted by lisagbrown on May 23, 2008
Yesterday, CNN reported that a lost parrot in Japan recited his own name and home address to a veterinarian, and was therefore reunited with his family. It’s a heartwarming story that has sparked dialog about humans, animals and language.
Check out a posting by Professor Geoffrey Pullum (and be sure to read the responses) by going to the University of Pennsylvania blog Language Log.