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

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ISBN-10: 0307386120

ISBN-13: 9780307386120

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel L. Everett

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.94" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.638

Daniel L. Everett is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Some Notes on the Pirah� Language as Used in This Book
Discovering the World of the Pirah�s
The Amazon
he 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 T�kaaga: Murder and Society
Land to Live Free
Caboclos: Vignettes of Amazonian Brazilian Life
Changing Channels with Pirah� Sounds
Pirah� 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
Epilogue: Why Care about Other Cultures and Languages?