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The Cultural Tool

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Author: Everett, Daniel L.
ISBN:978-0-307-47380-6
Publication Date:Dec 2012
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

"The most important--and provocative--anthropological fieldwork ever undertaken." --Tom Wolfe  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. In this bold and provocative study, linguist Daniel Everett argues that, like other tools, language was invented by humans and can be reinvented or lost. He shows how the evolution of different language forms--that is, different...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.638 Pounds



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