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  • The Origins of Meaningby James R. Hurford

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 39.99

    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

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 64.99

    The second in James Hurford's acclaimed two-volume exploration of the biological evolution of language explores the evolutionary and cultural preconditions and consequences of humanity's great leap into language. more...

  • Origins of Languageby James R. Hurford

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 16.99

    This book offers an accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language and what sets human language apart from the simple communication systems used by non-human animals. It draws on a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, genetics, and animal behaviour. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

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

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