Renowned linguist and Bentley University Dean, Daniel Everett has been conducting field work in linguistics and anthropology since 1977. In Language: The Cultural Tool, Everett builds upon and challenges the work of his predecessors Peter Ladefoged and Noam Chomsky with the startling results of a comprehensive study
of indigenous languages in the Brazilian Amazon.
A powerful re-evaluation of language, Everett's work presents language not as innate universal grammar, but as a tool invented by humans, and asks the question - can language be reinvented, or even lost?
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