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Derek Bickerton

Derek Bickerton
Yvonne Bickerton

Derek Bickerton is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii. His book Bastard Tongues was published in 2008, and Adam’s Tongue in 2009.

Derek Bickerton

Bastard Tongues

Derek Bickerton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

Bastard Tongues is an exciting, firsthand story of scientific discovery in an area of research close to the heart of what it means to be human—what language is, how it works, and how it...

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Adam's Tongue

Derek Bickerton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

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 that...

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