YERKISH

noun. a language composed of geometric shapes which has been taught to non-human primates in analyses of language learning and usage. There has been some controversy about whether animals trained with Yerkish demonstrate authentic language capacity.

YERKISH: "Yerkish is an artificial language developed to test within primates. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "YERKISH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/yerkish/ (accessed June 25, 2017).
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