Listen: University Of Chicago Press And Amazon discussed on Here We Are
"And something paid grammar of a language of the Amazon and one doesn't write those books for any other purpose than science, and maybe as a record for the people who speak the language, but looking at how vastly different some languages can be from one another when you do field research was to me reward enough. I mean, I just was really interested in coming up with an understanding of the perimeters of human language, how different languages could be from one another. But that eventually led a few years ago to my understanding wanting to deepen my understanding of cultural variation, and what's the basis of human culture, you know? So I wrote a book on that published. University of Chicago press. And then I wanted to understand where language came from. So all of these things feed in because when you've done field research, and you've looked at artifacts. And you look at how people talk about them, and you work with hunter-gatherers today"