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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,
joerg_rhiemeier@WEB.DE writes:

>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? Doug


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