This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
82
Aya Katz profile image

Aya Katz

Joined 10 years ago from The Ozarks

150

922

252

Also follow me on:

Linguist, Writer, and Primatologist.

When I was a child, I had a list of goals:

(1) I wanted to write a novel.

(2) I wanted to have a child.

(3) I wanted to bring up a chimpanzee and teach it language.

Getting there took a long time, and there were many obstacles on the way. But now that I have achieved my goals, I am dealing with the challenges that come after.

In my hubs, I hope to share the knowledge that I acquired along the way, and the new struggles that I face now that my original goals have been realized.

The latest hub on my ape language research is here:

http://aya-katz.hubpages.com/hub/What-Constitutes-Proof-in-Ape-Language-Studies

My biographical hub is to be found here:

http://aya-katz.hubpages.com/hub/The-Buzzard-and-the-Kite-All-about-Me

My old website, which has recently undergone a major overhaul is here:

http://www.well.com/user/amnfn/

Check out my blog, Notes from the Pens:

http://notesfromthepens.blogspot.com/

I write lyrics to songs, too. Listen to Leslie Fish singing my lyrics here:

http://specgram.com/podcasts/CXLVII.1-10-The-Tribesman.mp3

My three books for children and my three books for adults can be purchased here:

http://astore.amazon.com/invertedapressbookstore-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=3

Hubpages have disabled my profile links, but you're smart and probably already know how to copy and paste a URL into your browser. .->

Show: All
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (5)
  • Entertainment and Media (2)
  • Family and Parenting (2)
  • Home (1)
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community (65)
  • Pets and Animals (1)
  • Politics and Social Issues (1)
  • Technology (5)
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (1)
  • Education and Science (5)
  • Family and Parenting (1)
  • Food and Cooking (1)
  • Gender and Relationships (2)
  • Health (1)
  • Home (1)
  • Politics and Social Issues (3)
  • Technology (1)
  • Travel and Places (1)
  • National Anthems
    39

    National Anthems

    7 years ago

    Do you know your country's national anthem? Really? Can you sing it? Can you hum it? Do you know all the words? Even the ones that don't appear in the first verse?  Do you know who composed the music and who wrote the lyrics? Most people don't....

  • Press Release: Ping & the Snirkelly People
    10

    Press Release: Ping & the Snirkelly People

    7 years ago

    Contact Information: amnfn @  well  dot com. For Immediate Release. Texas County, Missouri. Every year, thousands of children start off to first grade in the United States who do not speak a word of English. In many cases, these are the...

  • How to Learn a Foreign Language: Issues in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
    26

    How to Learn a Foreign Language: Issues in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy

    22 months ago

    What is the best way to become perfectly fluent in a foreign language? Many recommend complete and total immersion, but others are concerned about reducing anxiety in students and providing only a positive experience. However, in order to become a fluent speaker, one has to internalize the language...

  • The Difference Between Studying and Learning
    30

    The Difference Between Studying and Learning

    10 months ago

    Are study skills important for success in school? Is success in school essential for success in life? And where does thinking come into all of this? These are important questions for teachers to ask.

  • Buy a Mul-T-Lock online -- the Israeli lock called רב בריח
    4

    Buy a Mul-T-Lock online -- the Israeli lock called רב בריח

    7 years ago

    Is your front door break-proof? How about the lock? Could you keep intruders out if you needed to? One of the best locks available today is Mul-T-lock from רב-בריח, an Israeli company. Here at Project Bow we are considering purchasing a high...

  • Project Bow's FAQ: Why is it called a lexigram when it looks like a word?
    14

    Project Bow's FAQ: Why is it called a lexigram when it looks like a word?

    7 years ago

    At this point in his development, Bow no longer needs lexigrams. He is literate and he spells out his own words. Bow developed literacy at the age of five and half years. But before that, we used lexigrams. And our lexigrams looked kind of like this:

  • Cod-liver Oil: What's it Good For?
    26

    Cod-liver Oil: What's it Good For?

    8 years ago

    Somebody in the forums recently mentioned that cod-liver oil really sells itself. People write articles about things entirely unrelated to cod-liver oil, or even to cods or to livers, and then they end up being credited on their Amazon sales for...

  • Why Prejudice is Bad
    60

    Why Prejudice is Bad

    8 years ago

    Everybody agrees that prejudice is bad. I have never in my life met anyone who was in favor of prejudice. There is such universal agreement on this topic that it makes us feel united. Except when it comes to actual instances of prejudice. Then...

  • How to Change Language Settings in YouTube
    21

    How to Change Language Settings in YouTube

    20 months ago

    Suppose you go into your YouTube account and start browsing and suddenly all the labels are in a different language -- a language you can't read. How do you change it back? Easy. You find the label that says "current language", press "show...

  • Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal and Family Values
    47

    Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal and Family Values

    6 years ago

    I am neither liberal nor a conservative. There are things about the liberal platform that I find abhorrent. There are things about the conservative agenda that make me shudder. A friend of mine, who happens to be pagan (but who otherwise harbors...

  • How to make a rainforest diorama
    57

    How to make a rainforest diorama

    7 years ago

    This week, my daughter was assigned a rainforest diorama to make. Her grade on this assignment counts as a science test. This is a little odd, I think, as the skills necessary to make an effective diorama fall mostly into the category of arts and...

  • How to make soda pop
    49

    How to make soda pop

    6 years ago

    Photo Credit: Wikipedia I can't stand the taste of water. especially flat water with no bubbles. Years ago, I used to drink a lot of Coca-Cola. I had what you might call brand name loyalty. I could take the taste test, and I could tell you...

  • Facts about Homo Sapiens that You May Not Already Know
    197

    Facts about Homo Sapiens that You May Not Already Know

    8 years ago

    Perhaps you are considering adding another human being to your household. Or maybe you have no experience at all with human beings, and this will be the first one you encounter. This hub will give you some basic facts about human beings and the...

  • Avarice versus Greed
    71

    Avarice versus Greed

    7 years ago

    Avarice and greed are often used as interchangeable synonyms, with greed having the higher frequency of use and avarice appearing only rarely. However, if you look at the finer distinctions in their connotations and their etymology, you will find...

  • Chocolate Under Communism
    38

    Chocolate Under Communism

    7 years ago

    This is the story of what happens to chocolate when a country goes communist. It is also a story about my family -- or at least the left wing of my family: my somewhat distant relatives who had a fling with communism. It is about idealism and...

  • Love and Limerence
    20

    Love and Limerence

    7 years ago

    Werther had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter; Shall I tell you how he met her? She was cutting bread and butter.... These are the opening lines to a satirical poem by Thackeray about Goethe's classic love story, Die Leiden...

  • Language is Learned
    42

    Language is Learned

    9 years ago

    You may have heard it said that all babies have the same linguistic abilities at birth. This is true. They have no linguistic abilities at birth. No child is born knowing language, and early infancy and childhood are when language is acquired. What...

    working