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The Resource Don't sleep, there are snakes : life and language in the Amazonian jungle, Daniel L. Everett

Don't sleep, there are snakes : life and language in the Amazonian jungle, Daniel L. Everett

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Don't sleep, there are snakes : life and language in the Amazonian jungle
Title
Don't sleep, there are snakes
Title remainder
life and language in the Amazonian jungle
Statement of responsibility
Daniel L. Everett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A linguist offers a thought-provoking account of his experiences and discoveries while living with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians living in central Brazil and a people possessing a language that defies accepted linguistic theories and reflects a culture that has no counting system, concept of war, or personal property, and lives entirely in the present
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Everett, Daniel Leonard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pirahá Indians
  • Pirahá dialect
  • Jungles
  • Amazon River Region
Label
Don't sleep, there are snakes : life and language in the Amazonian jungle, Daniel L. Everett
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering the world of the Pirahãs -- The Amazon -- The cost of discipleship -- Sometimes you make mistakes -- Material culture and the absence of ritual -- Families and community -- Nature and the immediacy of experience -- A teenager named Túkaaga : murder and society -- Land to live free -- Caboclos : vignettes of Amazonian Brazilian life -- Changing channels with Pirahã sounds -- Pirahã words -- How much grammar do people need? -- Values and talking : the partnership between language and culture -- Recursion : language as a matrioshka doll -- Crooked heads and straight heads : perspectives on language and truth -- Converting the missionary
Control code
212855153
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375425028
Lccn
2008016306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Don't sleep, there are snakes : life and language in the Amazonian jungle, Daniel L. Everett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering the world of the Pirahãs -- The Amazon -- The cost of discipleship -- Sometimes you make mistakes -- Material culture and the absence of ritual -- Families and community -- Nature and the immediacy of experience -- A teenager named Túkaaga : murder and society -- Land to live free -- Caboclos : vignettes of Amazonian Brazilian life -- Changing channels with Pirahã sounds -- Pirahã words -- How much grammar do people need? -- Values and talking : the partnership between language and culture -- Recursion : language as a matrioshka doll -- Crooked heads and straight heads : perspectives on language and truth -- Converting the missionary
Control code
212855153
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375425028
Lccn
2008016306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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