Sunday, April 08, 2007

Pirahã, or rather Dan Everett, on NPR

No time to write about it, but NPR had a long piece this morning on Dan Everett, linguist and former missionary, and his highly controversial work on Pirahã language. In that work, he denies that the language has recursion. This strikes lots and lot of linguists, me included, as highly unlikely. Check here for details.

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