The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 185–198 | Cite as

A Review of Language: The Cultural Tool by Daniel L. Everett

  • Raymond S. Weitzman
Book Review


Language: The Cultural Tool by Daniel Everett covers a broad spectrum of issues concerning the nature of language from the perspective of an anthropological linguist who has had considerable fieldwork experience studying the language and culture of the Pirahä, an indigenous Amazonian tribe in Brazil, as well as a number of other indigenous languages and cultures. This review focuses mainly on the key elements of his approach to language: language as a solution to the communication problem; Everett’s conception of language; what makes language possible; how language and culture influence each other.


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  • Raymond S. Weitzman
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  1. 1.California State UniversityFresnoUSA

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