Language: The Cultural Tool

Language: The Cultural Tool

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A bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain—as most linguists do—but as an essential tool unique to each culture worldwide.

 

For years, the prevailing opinion among academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that, like other tools, language was invented by humans and can be reinvented or lost. He shows how the evolution… (more)

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Publisher: Pantheon (March 13, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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