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  • The Origins of Meaningby James R. Hurford

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 36.99

    In this, the first of two ground-breaking volumes on the nature of language in the light of the way it evolved, James Hurford looks at the origins of meaning and of its expression in language and reviews a mass of evidence to uncover the evolutionary path between the non-speaking minds of apes and our own speaking minds. This is a landmark contribution... more...

  • The Origins of Grammarby James R. Hurford

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    This is the second of the two closely linked but self-contained volumes that comprise James Hurford's acclaimed exploration of the biological evolution of language. In the first book he looked at the evolutionary origins of meaning, ending as our distant ancestors were about to step over the brink to modern language. He now considers how that step... more...

  • Origins of Languageby James R. Hurford

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Origins of Language: A Slim Guide offers a concise and accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language. Non-human animals communicate in simple ways: they may be able to form simple concepts, to feel some limited empathy for others, to cooperate to some extent, and to engage in mind-reading. Human language,... more...

  • Semanticsby James R. Hurford; Brendan Heasley; Michael B. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion. more...

  • Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speechby Pierre-Yves Oudeyer; James R. Hurford

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    This original and fascinating account will interest all those interested in the evolution of speech. - Folia Linguistica more...

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