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Product Description: Roots 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...read more

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9781523647156 | Createspace Independent Pub, February 2, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Roots of language was originally published in 1981 by Karoma Press (Ann Arbor).
9780897200738 | Karoma Pub, April 1, 1985, cover price $19.50 | About this edition: Roots of language was originally published in 1981 by Karoma Press (Ann Arbor).

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Product Description: These poems are, as the title suggests, all about either death or love, except for those that are about both death and love. Written over several decades, they record shifting attitudes to both, as well as a deepening concern with what will happen when death parts those who love...read more

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9781503274365 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 30, 2014, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: These poems are, as the title suggests, all about either death or love, except for those that are about both death and love.

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Product Description: The human mind is an unlikely evolutionary adaptation. How did humans acquire cognitive capacities far more powerful than anything a hunting-and-gathering primate needed to survive? Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder with Darwin of evolutionary theory, saw humans as "divine exceptions" to natural selection...read more

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9780674724907 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 13, 2014, cover price $37.00 | About this edition: The human mind is an unlikely evolutionary adaptation.

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Product Description: This lavishly illustrated career survey of the work of Ashley Bickerton provides unprecedented insight into the artist's life and art. As one of the loose collection of New York artists, including Haim Steinbach and Jeff Koons, whose work inspired the appellation "Neo-Geo," Bickerton first rose to prominence in New York in the mid-1980s with vibrant abstract works infused with a sardonic critique of consumer culture...read more

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9781906967383 | Distributed Art Pub Inc, May 1, 2011, cover price $375.00 | About this edition: This lavishly illustrated career survey of the work of Ashley Bickerton provides unprecedented insight into the artist's life and art.

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Product Description: Somewhere and somehow, in the 5 to 7 million years since the last common ancestors of humans and the great apes, our ancestors “got” language. The authors of this volume all agree that there was no single mutation or cultural innovation that took our ancestors directly from a limited system of a few vocalizations (primarily innate) and gestures (some learned) to language...read more
By Michael A. Arbib (editor) and Derek Bickerton (editor)

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9789027222541 | John Benjamins Pub Co, September 3, 2010, cover price $128.00 | About this edition: Somewhere and somehow, in the 5 to 7 million years since the last common ancestors of humans and the great apes, our ancestors “got” language.

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Product Description: In this volume the author describes and systematically accounts for language variation in a Creole-speaking community and assesses the implications the study has on generally accepted notions of the nature of language. Based on an extensive study of Guyana, South America, the volume analyses the bewildering diversity found in the syntax and underlying semantics of tense and aspect of the language of that country and shows that data which at first sight appear merely chaotic in fact represent different developmental stages of the language existing side by side in the contemporary community...read more

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9780521205146 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 1, 1975, cover price $39.50 | also contains How to Draw Action Manga | About this edition: In this volume the author describes and systematically accounts for language variation in a Creole-speaking community and assesses the implications the study has on generally accepted notions of the nature of language.

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9780521110150 | Reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2009), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: In this volume the author describes and systematically accounts for language variation in a Creole-speaking community and assesses the implications the study has on generally accepted notions of the nature of language.

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Product Description: 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 problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the construction of ecological niches, Bickerton produces a dazzling new alternative to the conventional wisdom...read more

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9780809022816 | 1 edition (Hill & Wang Pub, March 17, 2009), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: How language evolved has been called “the hardest problem in science.

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9780809016471 | Hill & Wang Pub, March 2, 2010, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: How language evolved has been called "the hardest problem in science.

Miscellaneous:

9781429930291 | 1 edition (Hill & Wang Pub, March 17, 2009), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: 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 passes from generation to generation, even where historical accidents have made normal transmission almost impossible...read more

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9780809028177 | Hill & Wang Pub, March 4, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Why Do Isolated Creole Languages Tend to Have Similar Grammatical Structures?

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9780809028160 | 1 edition (Hill & Wang Pub, March 17, 2009), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: 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 passes from generation to generation, even where historical accidents have made normal transmission almost impossible.

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Product Description: A machine for language? Certainly, say the neurophysiologists, busy studying the language specializations of the human brain and trying to identify their evolutionary antecedents. Linguists such as Noam Chomsky talk about machinelike "modules" in the brain for syntax, arguing that language is more an instinct (a complex behavior triggered by simple environmental stimuli) than an acquired skill like riding a bicycle...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780262032735 | Bradford Books, February 4, 2000, cover price $12.75

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9780262531986 | Reprint edition (Bradford Books, October 1, 2001), cover price $5.75 | About this edition: A machine for language?

Product Description: Exceptionally clear and accessible, Pat McKeague's best-selling texts offer all the review, drill, and practice students need to develop solid mathematical proficiency and confidence. McKeague's attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts make teaching enjoyable and learning accessible...read more

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9780030168383, titled "Intermediate Algebra" | 5th edition (Harcourt College Pub, September 1, 1999), cover price $112.95 | also contains Intermediate Algebra | About this edition: Exceptionally clear and accessible, Pat McKeague's best-selling texts offer all the review, drill, and practice students need to develop solid mathematical proficiency and confidence.
9780295974576 | Univ of Washington Pr, September 1, 1995, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: 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: that language is simply a means of communication and that human intelligence is the result of the rapid growth and unusual size of human brains.

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9780295974583 | Reprint edition (Univ of Washington Pr, July 1, 1996), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: “What this book proposes to do,” writes Derek Bickerton, “is to stand the conventional wisdom of the behavioral sciences on its head: instead of the human species growing clever enough to invent language, it will view that species as blundering into language and, as a direct result of that, becoming clever.

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Product Description: Language and Species presents the most detailed and well-documented scenario to date of the origins of language. Drawing on "living linguistic fossils" such as "ape talk," the "two-word" stage of small children, and pidgin languages, and on recent discoveries in paleoanthropology, Bickerton shows how a primitive "protolanguage" could have offered Homo erectus a novel ecological niche...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226046105 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1990, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Language and Species presents the most detailed and well-documented scenario to date of the origins of language.

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9780226046112, titled "Language & Species" | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, April 15, 1992), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Language and Species presents the most detailed and well-documented scenario to date of the origins of language.

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Product Description: With English and Portuguese as parent languages; the significant lexical retention of African languages; and the relative isolation of its speakers, Saramaccan has always stood out among Creole languages. Yet despite its obvious interest Saramaccan received little in the way of scholarly study...read more
By Derek Bickerton (foreword by)

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9789027252234 | John Benjamins Pub Co, January 1, 1987, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: With English and Portuguese as parent languages; the significant lexical retention of African languages; and the relative isolation of its speakers, Saramaccan has always stood out among Creole languages.

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