Last week I had a short post reporting on the revival of the Pirahã controversy, at the occasion of the publication of Dan Everett’s new book. By now there are quite a few new interesting links for those interested in the controversy.
- Geoff Pullum’s ‘pro-Everett’ statement at the Lingua Franca blog.
- Mark Liberman providing a short overview of the debate at LanguageLog (one of the best academic blogs around btw; maybe NewAPPS can be like them when we grow up?).
- A thread at Leiter’s blog with very interesting comments, in particular by Brazilian linguist Marcus Lira (very reasonable), Peter Ludlow (pro-Chomsky, in his way), and a reply by Dan Everett himself.