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Old 06-30-2011, 06:02 AM   #2742
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/...ef=online-news

First evidence that birds tweet using grammar

Bird words?

Constance Scharff, who works on birdsong at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, says the work is important because it is often claimed that humans are the only species that uses grammar.

"It's an ingenious experiment showing that birds are sensitive to changes in song that are consistent with different grammars," she says. "More and more, we are seeing similarities between humans and animals, and that makes some people uneasy."
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