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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

by Daniel L. Everett

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780307386120
Pages: 320
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-11-30
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Daniel Everett recounts the astonishing experiences and discoveries he made while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã 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 Pirahã 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 a riveting look into the nature of language, thought, and life itself.