“Roots of Language” on Open Access!

Derek Bickerton’s seminal book Roots of Language (1981) is now available on open access via Language Science Press!

Bickerton’s book was an important contribution to creole studies and heavy stimulated theoretical linguists to start looking at creole languages in depth.

Language Science Press (LSP) is an open access publisher. Roots of Language appeared in  LSP’s series Classics in Linguistics. It is the second book in this series, after Christian Lehmann’s Thoughts on Grammaticalization. The next book will be Carson Schütze’s Empirical Basis of Lingusitics.


  • Bickerton, Derek. 1981. Roots of Language. Ann Arbor: Karoma Press.