Don'T Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle download free [PDF and Ebook] by Daniel Everett

Don'T Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle download free [PDF and Ebook] by Daniel Everett year 2009
  • Book name: Don'T Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
  • Author: Daniel Everett
  • Release date: 2009/4/18
  • Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781846680403
  • Rating: 8.11 of 10
  • Votes: 361
  • Review by: Kathleen Richie
  • Review rating: 7.36 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/22
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahas, 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 Piraha 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H58M40S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Indigenous Peoples, Memoirs, Travel Writing, Language: Reference & General, Ethnic Studies, Biography: General, Linguistics
  • Available formats: WORD, TCR, AZW, EPUB, TXT, PDF, DOC, TCR. Compressed in CBR, RAR, TAR.BZ2, RZ, GZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.52 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x19mm
  • Weight: 282g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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