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2009 | 96 | 2 | 147-163
Article title

Případ pirahã

Authors
Content
Title variants
EN
THE CASE OF PIRAHA
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
The article presents in four parts (Problem, Presentation, Polemic, Lesson) ethnolinguistic consequences of the 'gaps' discovered by US linguist Daniel L. Everett in a little-known Amazonian Language Piraha. The gaps, and in particular the absence of recursion, unique to human language and thus an inherent component of universal grammar, gave rise to a series of polemics without any convincing or decisive result. Anyways, Everett's claim that language can be culturally constrained remains a challenge to continuing research in the field of linguistic anthropology, especially with regard to the relation between syntax, its emergence, and language evolution.
Contributors
  • Frantisek Vrhel, Ustav etnologie FF UK, Celetna 20, 110 00, Praha 1, Czech Republic; http://dlib.lib.cas.cz/4418/
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09CZAAAA066318
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.bebfcd77-b016-3d1d-88c4-50f8d9f0dc5b
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