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More than Nature Needs

Language, Mind, and Evolution

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674724907

Publication Date: 01/13/2014

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336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 3 tables

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Wide-ranging… A novel inquiry into the evolution of language… Deeply thought-provoking… Highly stimulating.—Stephen Levinson, Science

More than Nature Needs is terrific, provocative, controversial, up-to-date, and written with a refreshing take-no-prisoners attitude. Theories of the evolution of language are notoriously hard to test, but Bickerton’s, which embeds a serious critique of contemporary linguistics, is well worthy of serious consideration. A top-notch effort by a leader in the field, in the middle of his ninth decade.—Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Language and Music at New York University

Bickerton is the grand seigneur of the topic of language evolution among the linguists. He writes so bloody well that one turns yellow with envy. He is a mastermind of the field, period.—Eörs Szathmáry, Professor of Biology in the Department of Plant Taxonomy & Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

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