Piraha, was Re: Introducing myself, and several questions
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 17, 2005, 23:08|
In a message dated 2/17/2005 12:10:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>There is a tradition of such hoaxes, which usually concern some kind
>of "discovery" that challenges a well-established assumption of the
>discipline in question (this time, the linguistic uniformitarian
>principle). I have seen several such hoaxes; the Pirahã matter
>looks like another one of those.
When yu say it's a hoax, are you suggesting that the linguist Dan Everett is
hoaxing us, or that the Piraha are hoaxing him?