Don't Sleep, There are Snakes (Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle)

·
Okunma
·
Beğeni
·
48
Gösterim
Adı:
Don't Sleep, There are Snakes
Alt başlık:
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Baskı tarihi:
6 Ağustos 2009
Sayfa sayısı:
320
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9781846680403
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Ülke:
United States of America
Yayınevi:
Profile Books
Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirah�s, 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 Pirah� 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.
Kitaba henüz inceleme eklenmedi.
Kitaba henüz alıntı eklenmedi.

Kitabın basım bilgileri

Adı:
Don't Sleep, There are Snakes
Alt başlık:
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Baskı tarihi:
6 Ağustos 2009
Sayfa sayısı:
320
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9781846680403
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Ülke:
United States of America
Yayınevi:
Profile Books
Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirah�s, 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 Pirah� 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.

Kitabı okuyanlar 1 okur

  • Bulut Yaren

Kitap istatistikleri