Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle 8th Edition 9780307386120
Product Edition:8th Edition
Author: Daniel L. Everett
Book Name: Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Subject Name: Social-science

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A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirah� a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil.�Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirah� with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirah� have no counting system no fixed terms for color no concept of war and no personal property. Everett was so impressed with their peaceful way of life that he eventually lost faith in the God he'd hoped to introduce to them and instead devoted his life to the science of linguistics. Part passionate memoir part scientific exploration Everett's life-changing tale is riveting look into the nature of language thought and life itself.Read more

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