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Daniel L. Everett

Daniel L. Everett was born in Holtville, California. He worked in the Amazon jungles of Brazil for over thirty years, among more than one dozen different tribal groups. He is best known for his long-term work on the Pirahã language. He has published over 100 articles, as well as more than ten books on linguistic theory, life in the Amazon, and the description of endangered Amazonian languages. His book, Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle, was selected by National Public Radio as one of the best books of 2009 in the U.S., by Blackwell's bookstores as one of the best of 2009 in the U.K., and was an "editor's choice" of the London Sunday Times. It was also a featured BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. His book Language: The cultural tool was a New York Times Editor's Choice.

Everett is currently Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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