Pirahã Language


Recent Studies

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Science Daily Piraha 2Pirahã Language Check out new study:

  • Language Without Numbers: Amazonian Tribe Has No Word To Express 'One'  Science Daily 15-7-08 "An Amazonian language with only 300 speakers has no word to express the concept of "one" or any other specific number, according to a new study from an MIT-led team."
  • See also: Aboriginal Kids Can Count Without Numbers.  Science Daily 19-8-08 "Knowing the words for numbers is not necessary to be able to count, according to a new study of aboriginal children by UCL (University College London) and the University of Melbourne.

Interview with Dan Everett

BBC World Service Interview with Dan Everett (Feb. 2008)


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