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Culture, Not Biology, Shapes Language

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 13:34

Dean of Arts & Sciences, Daniel Everett, is highlighted for his book, Language: The Cultural Tool and his experience working with the Piraha Indians of Amazonian Brazil.

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The Grammar of Happiness: An Interview with Daniel Everett

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:50

Popular blog Boing Boing interviews Dean of Arts and Sciences Dan Everett about his new book, Language: The Cultural Tool, and related documentary A Grammar of Happiness, both of which analyze human language construction by taking a close look at how the Piraha tribe in the Brazilian Amazon communicates.

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Daniel Everett: 'There is No Such Thing as Universal Grammar'

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 13:56

Dean of Arts & Science Dan Everett is highlighted for his new book Language: The Cultural Tool, which explores his theory that language isn't innate, but a tool developed by humans to solve problems.

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15 Key Insights From 2011 From 15 Key Thinkers And Writers

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 14:03

 A new book by Dean of Arts & Sciences Dan Everett is named  a science highlight of 2011 by Pat Churchland, one of the world's leading scientists. Dean Everett's book, Language: The Cultural Tool (Random House, March 2012), explores his research on language and its origins, focusing on Brazil's Pirahãs tribe.

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