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Animal AlterityScience Fiction and the Question of the Animal$
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Sherryl Vint

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312342

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316135

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The Animal Responds: Language, Animals and Science Fiction

The Animal Responds: Language, Animals and Science Fiction

(p.67) 3. The Animal Responds: Language, Animals and Science Fiction
Animal Alterity

This chapter deals with the question of language as criteria to differentiate humans from animals. The fantasy of communicating with animals or non-human beings is a common theme in science fiction stories. In this chapter, the ideal of interspecies communication is explored. The chapter also examines texts that describe how animals interact with the world and incorporate aspects of human behaviour in their mythology.

Keywords:   language, science fiction, interspecies communication, communication, human behaviour

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