Monthly Meetup - Skype with author of "Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes"

  • January 22, 2014 · 6:00 PM

We will be having a discussion with Daniel Everett, author of "Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes" - a recent selection from our Book Club.  It is not necessary for you to have read the book to enjoy this meetup! Please come and learn of his fascinating story. 

About the book (from Amazon):

"A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã have no counting system, no fixed terms for color, no concept of war, and no personal property. Everett was so impressed with their peaceful way of life that he eventually lost faith in the God he'd hoped to introduce to them, and instead devoted his life to the science of linguistics. Part passionate memoir, part scientific exploration, Everett's life-changing tale is riveting look into the nature of language, thought, and life itself."

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  • Deborah B.

    Unfortunately, technical problems with wifi meant no skyping. Too bad.

    January 22, 2014

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