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LINGUIST List 18.1288

Fri Apr 27 2007

Disc: Discussion on Piraha: A Side Note

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Message 1: Discussion on Piraha: A Side Note
Date: 27-Apr-2007
From: Peter T. Daniels <grammatimverizon.net>
Subject: Discussion on Piraha: A Side Note


A side note on the Piraha question: 

In his Current Anthropology article, Dan Everett invokes Hockett's ''design
features of language.'' Chas Hockett was always very irritated when someone
cited the popularization in the September 1960 Scientific American; he
wanted scholars to cite the scholarly presentations, the most widely
available one being in Greenberg's 1963 Universals volume (see the
introductory note in Hockett's *The View from Language: Selected Essays
1948-1974* (Athens: U GA Pr, 1977), 124f.



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