Sunday, July 01, 2007

A language that undermines Chomsky’s idea of a universal grammar?

The New Yorker has published a very interesting article ("The Interpreter" about Pirahã, an Amazonian language that seems to run counter Noam Chomsky's theories of a universal grammar.

Long, but very much worth reading.

1 comment:

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