Případ pirahã

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Title:Případ pirahã
Creators:
Vrhel, František; frantisek dot vrhel at ff dot cuni dot cz; Ústav etnologie FF UK, Celetná 20, 110 00, Praha 1
Journal or Publication Title:
Český lid : Etnologický časopis, 96, 2, pp. 147-163
Uncontrolled Keywords:culture and language, Pirahã, Everett, recursion and universal grammar

Abstract

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 Pirahã. 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 chalenge to continuing research in the field of linguistic anthropology, especially with regard to the relation between syntax, its emergence, and language evolution.

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Title:Případ pirahã
Translated title:The Case of Pirahã
Creators:
Vrhel, František; frantisek dot vrhel at ff dot cuni dot cz; Ústav etnologie FF UK, Celetná 20, 110 00, Praha 1
Uncontrolled Keywords:culture and language, Pirahã, Everett, recursion and universal grammar
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
P Language and Literature > PM Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of Ethnology > Český lid (Ethnological journal)
Journal or Publication Title:Český lid : Etnologický časopis
Volume:96
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 147-163
ISSN:0009-0794
Publisher:Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.
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http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/24UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:4418
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:29 Jun 2009 14:30
Last Modified:29 Jun 2009 14:30

Citation

Vrhel, František (2009) Případ pirahã. Český lid : Etnologický časopis, 96 (2). pp. 147-163. ISSN 0009-0794

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