Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Daniel Leonard Everett - Language: The Cultural Tool

From FORA.tv. Daniel Everett is author of the entertaining and intriguing Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle. I enjoyed that account of his experiences and discoveries made while living with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. The video lecture is cool, too.

Language: The Cultural Tool

Language: The Cultural Tool from Grand River Forum on FORA.tv

Grand River Forum University Lecture. Daniel L. Everett, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University, is a U.S. author and academic best known for his study of the Amazon Basin's Pirahã people and their language.

As of July 1, 2010 he serves as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Prior to Bentley University, Everett was Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. He has taught at the University of Manchester and is former Chair of the Linguistics Department of the University of Pittsburgh. He is married to Linda Ann Everett. He has three children from his first marriage of 35 years to Keren Graham: Dr. Caleb Everett (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Miami); Dr. Kristene Diggins (DrNP in Charlotte, North Carolina); and Ms. Shannon Russell (missionary with SIL International in Porto Velho, Brazil). 
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