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Talk the Talk: Language and the Pirahã 1 (featuring Daniel Everett)

Thursday 31st January / posted by Daniel Midgley

Linguist Daniel Everett has worked with the Pirahã people of the Amazon for decades.

They have an unusual language with no words for numbers or colours. And this language is finding itself at the centre of some explosive claims about language and cognition.

Our resident linguist Daniel Midgley interviews Dr Everett on this episode of Talk the Talk.

Play Episode 104: Language and the Pirahã 1 (featuring Daniel Everett)

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Photograph: Martin Schoeller

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