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Hello UG, this is reality speaking - Piraha.,
This review is from: Language: The Cultural Tool (Paperback)
A brilliantly written exposition of one of the discipline's most ambitious projects - an anthropological linguistic account of an amazing language, which, according to the claims made by the essentializing ideology of generativism, suffices as falsification of an outdated theory. In place of the old theory comes a rich, multifaceted, emergent account of language as it really is - a product of the world speakers live in, a miracle of cognitive adaptability. Linguistics has reached a tipping point. To understand language, it is time to stop navel-gazing, and look outwards into the world. thank you Daniel Everett for this timely book.