Query on structural properties

David Gil gil at EVA.MPG.DE
Fri Dec 18 20:59:04 UTC 2009

I must add my voice to those others in support of Dan Everett and his 
work, in face of such an unwarranted reaction.  If Dan is wrong about 
Piraha, the way to show this is through reasoned and empirically based 
argumentation, not ad hominem attacks, cheap slogans, and attempts at 
censorship.  If serious argumentation does prove him to be wrong, then 
he will still have done us all a service by forcing us to engage in such 

David Gil

Department of Linguistics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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