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Fascinating but not a strong thread of argument,
This review is from: Language: The Cultural Tool (Paperback)
I am three-quarters of the way through this very absorbing book. It is packed with material about linguistics and the cultural element of language, most of which was new to me and all of which is interesting. The information about the Piraha tribe of the Amazon is fascinating and I am about to buy Everett's other book on this subject.
However, as other reviewers have said, there does not seem to be a strong thread of argument to the book. In short, I am not sure what Mr Everett is getting at. I am still reading with interest, but would have appreciated a clearer exposition of his position. He seems a highly intelligent and orderly person, so perhaps I have just missed something.