Sarah's Reviews > Bastard Tongues: A Trailblazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages

Bastard Tongues by Derek Bickerton
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Feb 20, 2008

really liked it
Read in June, 2008

Linguistics is a minor passion of mine, so i was excited about this "accessible" book. He spends a lot of time on discrediting colleagues and accepted theories, but also goes into the social factors that play key roles how Creole languages develop. But his true interest - experimenting to see whether children with inadequate language inputs will create robust language - is what kept me reading.

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