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This line of research parallels other studies dealing with language genesis. In particular
William Washabaugh's account of Providencia, where deaf islanders failed to create a new language as occurred in Nicaragua, Bali or Israel.

Even though their linguistic environment appeared outwardly the same as the first cohort in Nica/Israel, differences in the social situation were such that they never followed that same path toward inventing language. The social situations of the apes and the islanders seem eerily similar.

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