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Cultural Linguistics -- Groks Science Show 2009-12-09

From: Charles Lee
Series: Groks Science Radio Show
Length: 30:19

Prof. Daniel Everett discussed linguistics, the Piraha, and religion in Don't Sleep There are Snakes.

Grokscience_small Is human language an innate characteristic of the human brain? Is there a universal grammar? Or, is language inherently tied to society and cultural forces? On this program, Prof. Daniel Everett discussed linguistics, the Piraha, and religion in Don't Sleep There are Snakes.  For more information, visit the website: www.groks.net

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Is human language an innate characteristic of the human brain? Is there a universal grammar? Or, is language inherently tied to society and cultural forces? On this program, Prof. Daniel Everett discussed linguistics, the Piraha, and religion in Don't Sleep There are Snakes.  For more information, visit the website: www.groks.net

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Daniel Everett discussed linguistics, the Piraha, and religion

How Daniel Everett's time with the Piraha people who live in the Amazon changed his ideas on religion, life and linguistics was fascinating to listen to. I wish there were more interviews like this.

Broadcast History

WHPK, KWMD, WBEW

Timing and Cues

8:40-11:06 (2min 26sec): Prof. Everett discusses the Piraha and the loss of his faith.

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