Pondering Grammar and God

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Science  23 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5913, pp. 463
DOI: 10.1126/science.1169622

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes. Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle. By Daniel L. Everett. Pantheon, New York, 2008. 304 pp. $26.95, C$32. ISBN 9780375425028. Profile, London, 2008. £15. ISBN 9781846680304.

Everett weaves together discussions of his fieldwork in the Amazonian jungle, the ethnography of the Pirahã people, and his conclusions about the implications of their language for linguistics.