Cognition + Culture + Communication = Language
With this formula as shorthand, in his new book Language: The Cultural Tool, linguist Dan Everett argues that the variability in human cultural life explains the variability in human languages.
Barbara J. King (NPR) | Culture, not biology, shapes language
Barbara J. King (NPR) | Debating language: The role of culture And biology (Part 2)
Tom Bartlett (Chronicle of Higher Education) | Angry Words: Will one researcher’s discovery deep in the Amazon destroy the foundation of modern linguistics?