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The origin of speech.
  • C. F. Hockett
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Scientific American
  • 1 September 1960
We do not know how human speech originated. There have been many theories about it, none of them convincing. According to one theory, nicknamed the bow-wow theory, man’s earliest words wereExpand
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A Course in Modern Linguistics
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The World's Writing Systems
The World's Writing Systems meets the need for a definitive volume on the major historical and modern writing systems of the world. Comprising more than eighty articles contributed by expert scholarsExpand
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Two Models of Grammatical Description
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The Human Revolution
THE HUMAN REVOLUTION* By CHARLES F. HOCKETT and ROBERT ASCHER This essay attempts to set forth the story of the emergence of the first humans from their prehuman ancestors. A special feature is thatExpand
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What Algonquian Is Really like
  • C. F. Hockett
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1 January 1966
Kenneth L. Pike and Barbara Erickson, Conflated Field Structures in Potawatomi and in Arabic, IJAL 30.201-12 (1964). 2 Charles F. Hockett, Potawatomi I: phonemics, morphophonemics, and morphologicalExpand
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Componential Analysis of Sierra Popoluca
  • C. F. Hockett
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1 October 1947
0. Plan and Purpose. In this paper' we undertake an inquiry into phonemic structure from a somewhat novel point of view,2 using as subject matter various Indian languages the phonemics of which haveExpand
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Words and Things.
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