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LINGUIST List 18.1067

Mon Apr 09 2007

FYI: Piraha Paper

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Message 1: Piraha Paper
Date: 04-Apr-2007
From: Daniel Everett <dlevereilstu.edu>
Subject: Piraha Paper


One of the most downloaded papers in the history of the LingBuzz site and
one which is circulating all over the internet is a criticism of my recent
work on Piraha. I have recently posted a reply to this paper at:
http://ling.auf.net/lingBuzz

The reply I have posted will be updated in the next couple of weeks with
links to papers that report the results of experiments on recursion and
numbers in Piraha by researchers from MIT (Brain and Cognitive Science) and
the University of Manchester (Linguistics).

All of these issues, among many others, will be discussed in great detail
at the upcoming Recursion in Human Languages Conference (RecHul) at
Illinois State University (http://www.llc.ilstu.edu/rechul/). Be there or
be square.

The Piraha controversy will also be the subject of a main article in the
New Yorker, April 16, 2007.

-- Dan Everett

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax


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