Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (Vintage Departures)

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (Vintage Departures)

Daniel L. Everett


A riveting account of the astounding stories and discoveries made by means of linguist Daniel Everett whereas he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in critical Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived one of the Pirahã together with his spouse and 3 children hoping to transform the tribe to Christianity. Everett fast grew to become captivated with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã haven't any counting process, no mounted phrases for colour, no thought of conflict, and no own estate. Everett used to be so inspired with their peaceable lifestyle that he ultimately misplaced religion within the God he'd was hoping to introduce to them, and as an alternative committed his lifestyles to the technology of linguistics. half passionate memoir, half clinical exploration, Everett's life-changing story is riveting inspect the character of language, notion, and existence itself.

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