Bees: not just great pollinators; great communicators.

The dance of the European honeybee is one of the most famous methods of communication in the animal kingdom, and shows features that are very similar to human language.

But are bees losing their groove? We’re talking to Stephen Mann, animal communication expert, on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

School students will soon be taught ‘Aboriginal English’ and learn phrases such as ‘sista, brutha’ | Daily Mail Online
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6751627/School-students-soon-taught-Aboriginal-English-learn-phrases-sista-brutha.html

ABED :: Aboriginal English
https://ab-ed.nesa.nsw.edu.au/go/aboriginal-english

Australian Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures (PDF)
https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/media/1536/guiding-principles.pdf

Korean K-10 Syllabus (automatic DOCx download)
Google link

Chimp communication gestures found to follow human linguistics rules
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-chimp-gestures-human-linguistics.html

Chimpanzee Gestures Follow the Same Linguistic Laws as Human Speech | Inverse
https://www.inverse.com/article/53285-chimpanzee-language-human-similarity

Gelada vocal sequences follow Menzerath’s linguistic law | PNAS
https://www.pnas.org/content/113/19/E2750

Hockett’s Design Features
http://abacus.bates.edu/acad/depts/biobook/Hockett.htm

“Barcarolle” Charles F. Hockett (1916-2000)
https://youtu.be/T1sX2qUd-KE

Honeybees are abandoning dance and becoming more productive
https://qz.com/1559048/honeybees-are-giving-up-on-dance-as-a-language/

Honeybees forage more successfully without the “dance language” in challenging environments | Science Advances
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/2/eaat0450

Social – The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/magazine/04FOB-onlanguage-t.html

The ‘on brand’ childhood memories meme is taking over Twitter
https://mashable.com/article/on-brand-childhood-meme/#yAOQsNhmEOqW

https://twitter.com/prinxeMu/status/1015765362170826752

Please stop ‘influencing’ on our doorsteps, Notting Hill residents tell ‘unapologetic’ Instagrammers | London Evening Standard
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/please-stop-influencing-on-our-doorsteps-notting-hill-residents-tell-unapologetic-social-media-a4078806.html

Online and Making Thousands, at Age 4: Meet the Kidfluencers
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/business/media/social-media-influencers-kids.html


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