Don t Sleep There are Snakes

Written By Daniel Everett
Don t Sleep  There are Snakes
  • Publsiher : Profile Books
  • Release : 09 July 2010
  • ISBN : 1847651224
  • Pages : 327 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 23 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Don t Sleep There are Snakes written by Daniel Everett which was release on 09 July 2010, this book published by Profile Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahs, 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.

Don t Sleep There are Snakes

Don t Sleep  There are Snakes
  • Author : Daniel Everett
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-07-09
  • Total pages : 327
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahs, 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 ...

Don t Sleep There are Snakes

Don t Sleep  There are Snakes
  • Author : Daniel Leonard Everett
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 283
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : A linguist offers a thought-provoking account of his experiences and discoveries while living with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians living in central Brazil and a people possessing a language that defies accepted linguistic theories and reflects a culture that has no counting system, concept of war, or ...

How Language Began

How Language Began
  • Author : Daniel Everett
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2017-09-21
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : In his groundbreaking new book Daniel Everett seeks answers to questions that have perplexed thinkers from Plato to Chomsky: when and how did language begin? what is it? and what is it for? Daniel Everett confounds the conventional wisdom that language originated with Homo sapiens 150,000 years ago and that we ...

Language

Language
  • Author : Daniel Leonard Everett
  • Publisher : Profile Books(GB)
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : Like other tools, language was invented, can be reinvented or lost, and shows significant variation across cultures. It's as essential to survival as fire - and, like fire, is found in all human societies. Language presents the bold and controversial idea that language is not an innate component of the ...

You re Not As Crazy As I Think

You re Not As Crazy As I Think
  • Author : Randal Rauser
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-14
  • Total pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : What can evangelicals learn from liberal Christians, Darwinists, atheists and animal-rights activists? Randal Rauser sketches a path toward dialogue with the people we understand least....

Recursion and Human Language

Recursion and Human Language
  • Author : Harry van der Hulst
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : In this volume, the issue of recursion is tackled from a variety of angles. Some articles cover formal issues regarding the proper characterization or definition of recursion, while others focus on empirical issues by examining the kinds of structure in languages that suggest recursive mechanism in the grammar. Most articles ...

Dark Matter of the Mind

Dark Matter of the Mind
  • Author : Daniel L. Everett
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Total pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn’t in our nature to do any of these ...

The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech
  • Author : Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that ...

A U G U R I E S

A U G U R I E S
  • Author : Michael D. O’Kelly
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2017-10-19
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : Our world-planet is changing so fast! Amazons expanded its Robot Army from 1400 in 2013 to 45,000 in 2016. Climates changing faster than deniers denials. In the USA, 1 in 3 people are NONES in religious affiliation versus 1 in 10 thirty years ago. The Moores Law of computer chip speed says well be computing-connecting in 2025 64 times faster ...

Going Places

Going Places
  • Author : Robert Burgin
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-01
  • Total pages : 572
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide....

Language

Language
  • Author : Daniel Leonard Everett
  • Publisher : Profile Books(GB)
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 351
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : A groundbreaking and controversial new theory about how we talk....

Language

Language
  • Author : Daniel Everett
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-22
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : Like other tools, language was invented, can be reinvented or lost, and shows significant variation across cultures. It's as essential to survival as fire - and, like fire, is found in all human societies. Language presents the bold and controversial idea that language is not an innate component of the ...

Happiness A Very Short Introduction

Happiness  A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Daniel M. Haybron
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Total pages : 149
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : Most of us spend our lives striving for happiness. But what is it? How important is it? How can we (and should we) pursue it? In this Very Short Introduction Dan Haybron provides a comprehensive look at the nature of happiness. By using examples, Haybron considers how we measure happiness, ...

Essays on the Evolutionary Synthetic Theory of Language

Essays on the Evolutionary Synthetic Theory of Language
  • Author : Alexey Koshelev
  • Publisher : Academic Studies PRess
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : This book implements a multidisciplinary approach in describing language both in its ontogenetic development and in its close interrelationship with other human subsystems such as thought, memory, and activity, with a focus on the semantic component of the evolutionary-synthetic theory. The volume analyzes, among others, the mechanisms for grammatical polysemy, ...

A Foot in the River

A Foot in the River
  • Author : Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2015-10-09
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1847651224
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Summary : We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live — our ...