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  • Mar 22, 2012
  • 02:11 AM

How Do You Say 'Disagreement' in Pirahã?

Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times
...His life among his fellow linguists, however, has been far less idyllic, and debate about his scholarship is poised to boil over anew, thanks to his ambitious new book, “Language: The Cultural Tool,” and a forthcoming television documentary that presents an admiring view of his research among the Pirahã along with a darkly conspiratorial view of some of his critics.

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