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The roots of language
Dextro or d-tartaric acid is prepared by microbial conversion of cis-epoxysuccinic acid which is subjected to asymmetrical hydrolysis by the catalytic action of a microorganism taken from the groupExpand
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Language and Species
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The language bioprogram hypothesis.
It is hypothesized that creole languages are largely invented by children and show fundamental similarities, which derive from a biological program for language. The structures of Hawaiian Pidgin andExpand
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Language and Human Behavior
According to Bickerton, the behavioral sciences have failed to give an adequate account of human nature at least partly because of the conjunction and mutual reinforcement of two widespread beliefs:Expand
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Dynamics of a creole system
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Acknowledgements 1. Problems in the description of creole systems 2. The basilectal verb-phrase 3. Implications for linguistic theory Appendices 1-3 Bibliography Index. Expand
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Adam's Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans
How language evolved has been called 'the hardest problem in science'. In "ADAM'S TONGUE", Derek Bickerton - long a leading authority in this field - shows how and why previous attempts to solve thatExpand
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Symbol and Structure: A Comprehensive Framework for Language Evolution
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An overall framework is proposed that would dissociate the symbolic element of language (words) from the structural element (syntax), since the two probably have distinct sources. Expand
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The Nature of Creole Continuum.
Hitherto, post-Saussurean linguistic theories have been unable to provide satisfactory descriptions of a creole continuum. This paper reviews previous attempts in the field, and indicates the needExpand
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Language evolution: A brief guide for linguists
Abstract For the benefit of linguists new to the field of language evolution, the author sets out the issues that need to be distinguished in any research on it. He offers a guided tour ofExpand
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