DEREK BICKERTON

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BICKERTON--Derek,

91, linguist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii, Manoa died peacefully at home on March 5th, 2018. He is best known for his studies of creole and pidgin languages and of the origins of language as a whole. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne, sons Jim and Ashley and daughter Julie, and seven grandchildren.

Published in The New York Times on Mar. 18, 2018