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dc.contributor.authorBickerton, Derek
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-12-12 10:19:03
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:20:23Z
dc.identifier603354
dc.identifierOCN: 945783706
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32840
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36575
dc.description.abstractRoots of language was originally published in 1981 by Karoma Press (Ann Arbor). It was the first work to systematically develop a theory first suggested by Coelho in the late nineteenth century: that the creation of creole languages somehow reflected universal properties of language. The book also proposed that the same set of properties would be found to emerge in normal first-language acquisition and must have emerged in the original evolution of language. These proposals, some of which were elaborated in an article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1984), were immediately controversial and gave rise to a great deal of subsequent research in creoles, much of it aimed at rebutting the theory. The book also served to legitimize and stimulate research in language evolution, a topic regarded as off-limits by linguists for over a century. The present edition contains a foreword by the author bringing the theory up to date; a fuller exposition of many of its aspects can be found in the author’s most recent work, More than nature needs (Harvard University Press, 2014).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesClassics in Linguistics
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.otherpidgin
dc.subject.othercreole
dc.subject.otherlanguage origins
dc.subject.otherlanguage evolution
dc.subject.otherSemantics
dc.subject.otherStratum (linguistics)
dc.subject.otherVerb
dc.titleRoots of language
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_603354
oapen.relation.isPublishedByed03121b-b998-4b50-8d58-1d0745565558
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLanguage Science Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://langsci-press.org/
oapen.relation.isbn9783946234104
oapen.pages284 + xiii
dc.seriesnumber2


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