Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

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Profile Books, 2009 - Всего страниц: 300
Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirah s, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world.Everett describes how he began to realise that his discoveries about the Pirah language opened up a new way of understanding how language works in our minds and in our lives, and that this way was utterly at odds with Noam Chomsky's universally accepted linguistic theories. The perils of passionate academic opposition were then swiftly conjoined to those of the Amazon in a debate whose outcome has yet to be won. Everett's views are most recently discussed in Tom Wolfe's bestselling The Kingdom of Speech.Adventure, personal enlightenment and the makings of a scientific revolution proceed together in this vivid, funny and moving book.
 

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I would have appreciated this book more if I were a linguist, as there are chapters that get pretty technical. But there is enough that is anthropological in nature to keep me happy. Читать весь отзыв

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Fantastic book. So many threads. Yes it is a book about anthropology and linguistics. But along the way it has much to say about life. Very thoughtful book. Читать весь отзыв

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Discovering the World of the Pirahãs
3
The Amazon
23
The Cost of Discipleship
31
Sometimes You Make Mistakes
58
Material Culture and the Absence of Ritual
71
Families and Community
85
Nature and the Immediacy of Experience
115
Murder and Society
143
LANGUAGE
175
Changing Channels with Pirahã Sounds
177
Pirahã Words
192
How Much Grammar Do People Need?
202
The Partnership between Language and Culture
209
Language as a Matrioshka Doll
224
Converting the Missionary
263
Cultures and Languages?
275

Land to Live Free
150
Vignettes of Amazonian Brazilian Life
159
Acknowledgments
281
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Daniel Everett was born in California. He lived for many years in the Amazon jungle and conducted research on over a dozen indigenous languages of Brazil. He has published on sound structure, grammar, meaning, culture and language. He has been the subject of endless controversy in academic circles and is currently Professor of Linguistics at Illinois State University.

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