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The grammar of happiness

Author: Michael O'Neill, (Producer)Randall Wood, (Director)Christopher ThorburnDaniel Leonard EverettScreen Australia,All authors
Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.] : Essential Media & Entertainment, [©2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A language that can be spoken, hummed, or whistled? A language with no unique words for color or numbers? Linguistics professor Daniel Everett claims that the unique language of the Piraha people of the Amazon is exactly that. More than 30 years ago, he traveled as a missionary into the amazon rainforest to teach the tribe, but they ended up teaching him. Their way of life and unique form of communication have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Daniel Leonard Everett
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Neill, (Producer); Randall Wood, (Director); Christopher Thorburn; Daniel Leonard Everett; Screen Australia,; Screen NSW (N.S.W.),; ARTE France,; Smithsonian Channel,; Essential Media (Firm),
OCLC Number: 809619352
Notes: This recorded DVD-R may not be compatible with all DVD players or drives.
Credits: Camera, Randall Wood ; editor, Karryn de Cinque ; music, Cristian Schmidt.
Performer(s): Narrator, Linda Cropper.
Description: 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, PAL.
Responsibility: Screen Australia, in association with Screen NSW, Arte France, and Smithsonian Channel, present ; an Essential Media and Entertainment production ; producer/co-director/co-writer, Michael O'Neill ; co-director, Randall Wood ; co-writer, Chris Thorburn.

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"A language that can be spoken, hummed, or whistled? A language with no unique words for color or numbers? Linguistics professor Daniel Everett claims that the unique language of the Piraha people of the Amazon is exactly that. More than 30 years ago, he traveled as a missionary into the amazon rainforest to teach the tribe, but they ended up teaching him. Their way of life and unique form of communication have profoundly changed Everett, and inspired a theory that could undermine the most powerful theory (or theorist) of linguistics"--Www.smithsonianchannel.com.

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