The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hyper-Empirical Language and Thinking

Linguistics researcher Daniel Everett talks about the Amazon Basin's Pirahã people's hyper-empirical language. Their grammar would likely be cumbersome when trying to express something complex, but, surely, it would reduce any tendency to think in floating abstractions!

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