A Replicated Typo
A Replicated Typo was originally your standard wordpress blog dedicated to the non-standard theme of evolutionary linguistics. Its original author, James Winters, recently (July 2010) decided to buy his own host, get a decent domain and expand his list of contributors. Those currently writing for the blog include Sean Roberts, Hannah Little, Michael Pleyer, Anne Pritchard, Richard Littauer and Bill Benzon.
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This is a guest post by Thom Scott-Phillips, previewing his new book, ‘Speaking Our Minds: Why Human Communication Is Different, And How Language Evolved To Make It Special’, which has just been published by Palgrave MacMillan. Research in language evolution does not pay much attention to pragmatics – the study of the communicative basis of language use. By […]
I’ve decided that it is time for some new terms. I’ve been using “meme” as the cultural analog for the biological “gene”, which is more or less the use that Dawkins had in mind when he coined the term. But I’ve decided to scrap it. I also need a term for the cultural analog to […]
This review appeared originally in the LINGUIST List at http://linguistlist.org/issues/25/25-4460.html Book announced at http://linguistlist.org/issues/25/25-1636.html AUTHOR: Denis Bouchard TITLE: The Nature and Origin of Language SUBTITLE: First Edition SERIES TITLE: Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press YEAR: 2013 REVIEWER: Hannah Little, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Review’s Editors: Malgorzata Cavar and Sara Couture […]
This is a guest post by Christine Cuskley. As a general rule, there is much that is very badly written about specialist academic disciplines. From farts curing cancer to hot wet aliens, academic research often isn’t well-represented in popular outlets. Research on language and language evolution are no exception. So, generally, people who spend their […]
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