The Kingdom of Speech [Pdf/E–book]

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The Kingdom of Speech Review ô 102 Ontroversial work of modern day anthropologist Daniel Everett who defies the current wisdom that language is hard wired in humans Wolfe examines the solemn long faced laugh out loud zig zags of Darwinism old and Neo and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Spee Maybe Tom Wolfe should be commended for diving headfirst into a complicated even esoteric debate raging inside linguistics and exposing it to a far larger audience than ever before But praise for this book should really end there As someone with some formal training in linguistics and extensive exploration of the field as a hobby I read Wolfe s prose in the voice of a supremely confident almost entirely uninformed brat In dealing with the fraught hotly debated uestion of the origin of language Wolfe cannot resist engaging in gross simplifications and exaggerations which turned me off entirely and really limited his credibility as a narrator As an example he repeatedly boils long winded highly technical series of academic comments ie criticisms and their subseuent rebuttals into Facebook style clickbait headlines Everett et al DEMOLISH Chomsky and His Ilk Not once does he actually engage with the academic materials he references likely because he does not know how Wolfe is very obviously invested in a simple David and Goliath narrative one in which a humble soft spoken newcomer Dr Daniel Everett takes on the academic establishment and wins in resounding fashion In fact the matter in uestion is far far from settled and the thuggish intimidating Goliath in this case Noam Chomsky is mostly conjured out of thin air Perhaps most irritatingly Wolfe is not at all interested in grappling with the actual content of the academic debate he simply declares a winner and revels in the drama of his unlikely victoryWhen Wolfe does get around to positing where he thinks language came from or rather what he thinks Dr Everett thinks his summation is laughably simple even crude After repeatedly mocking some of the great minds of all time eg Darwin Chomsky for failing to construct an effective explanation for language s origins he puts forth an unbelievable almost comical theory that he spends all of two pages expounding Charles Darwin it turns out is no match for Tom WolfeThe whole thing is smug pretentious and frankly insulting Maybe worst of all Tom Wolfe abuses ellipses No seriously you will not believe the number of pointless ellipses he uses

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The Kingdom of Speech Review ô 102 The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrongTom Wolfe whose legend began in journalism takes us on an eye opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate The Kingdom of Speech If you ever wanted to read a book about a scientific field or two in Wolfe s trademark flamboyant prose that was utterly innocent of any understanding of science here s your chance This vapid piece of preening ignorance will stand as a pointless landmark or better yet sink like a witless stone to sturm und drang self regard As an erstwhile colleague of mine put it in his review of the book in the Washington Post here the book is unsullied by researchYou don t have to be an evolutionary biologist or a linguist to find this book a piece of mean spirited ad hominem drivel The book is filled with incorrect assertions to take just one formal Chomskyan linguists don t just sit around in air conditioned rooms making theories many have spent their careers doing fieldwork and documenting the intricacies of the grammars of languages all over the planet and the rest do the same on languages they don t need to travel much to study including their own native ones Without in depth careful observations about the grammars of human languages formal linguists wouldn t have anything to analyze To suggest anything else is a ridiculous lie Wolfe s imputation that lab scientists aren t real scientists because they don t spend their lives in the field would be laughable coming from anyone else From Wolfe it s just sad The Hound of Ulster evolution is wrongTom Wolfe whose legend began in journalism takes us on an Unpeople Victims of British Policy eye opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate The Kingdom of Speech If you Men in White Suits ever wanted to read a book about a scientific field or two in Wolfe s trademark flamboyant prose that was utterly innocent of any understanding of science here s your chance This vapid piece of preening ignorance will stand as a pointless landmark or better yet sink like a witless stone to sturm und drang self regard As an Dune erstwhile colleague of mine put it in his review of the book in the Washington Post here the book is unsullied by researchYou don t have to be an Tehanu evolutionary biologist or a linguist to find this book a piece of mean spirited ad hominem drivel The book is filled with incorrect assertions to take just one formal Chomskyan linguists don t just sit around in air conditioned rooms making theories many have spent their careers doing fieldwork and documenting the intricacies of the grammars of languages all over the planet and the rest do the same on languages they don t need to travel much to study including their own native ones Without in depth careful observations about the grammars of human languages formal linguists wouldn t have anything to analyze To suggest anything A Tradition of Victory else is a ridiculous lie Wolfe s imputation that lab scientists aren t real scientists because they don t spend their lives in the field would be laughable coming from anyone Monstruos como nosotros Historias de freaks colosos y prodigios else From Wolfe it s just sad

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The Kingdom of Speech Review ô 102 Is a captivating paradigm shifting argument that speech not evolution is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievementsFrom Alfred Russel Wallace the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it and through the c After Wolfe s death I looked for books he authored that I hadn t read This is oneThe Kingdom of Speech is short 170 pages and leans on research than reporting However like all Tom Wolfe books it is a fun read extremely clear and non obvious as he dissects the way in which human language has been treated in evolutionary theory by among others Darwin Chomsky and Everett Wolfe s discussion of Everett s field work with the Piraha is not to be missedWhile The Kingdom of Speech is not one of Wolfe s big books it offers the welcome familiar pleasure of his analysis and description of a meaningful subject


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    Read & download The Kingdom of Speech The Kingdom of Speech [Pdf/E–book] Tom Wolfe ì 2 Free download A great entertaining read Wolfe gets off some magnificent and irreverent lines aimed at the neo Darwinian hand wavers Moreover he is largely invulnerable to any counter attack from them because the one place he does his own hand waving is a place where none of them can go I hope to write about this later

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    Read & download The Kingdom of Speech The Kingdom of Speech [Pdf/E–book] Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Tom Wolfe After Wolfe's death I looked for books he authored that I hadn't read This is oneThe Kingdom of Speech is short 170 pages and leans on research than reporting However like all Tom Wolfe books it is a fun read extremely clear and non obvious as he dissects the way in which human language has been treated in evolutionary theory by among others Darwin Chomsky and Everett Wolfe's discussion of Everett's field work with the Piraha is not to be

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    Read & download The Kingdom of Speech The Kingdom of Speech [Pdf/E–book] When getting my Master’s degree in English I discovered the fascinating world of linguistics With my emphasis in English as a Second Language I took classes in Psycholinguistics which is the physical and neurological aspects of language acuisition I was especially intrigued by how language functions similarly to the genetic code and I loved Modern Grammar which can be used with any language using the princ

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    The Kingdom of Speech [Pdf/E–book] I normally enjoy Tom Wolfe but this takedown of modern linguistics is simply a rant His new journalism style was completely unsuited to persuading me of the validity of some of his rather specious scientific arguments Despite the fairly copious footnotes there was little evidence that Wolfe's understanding of either evolution or linguistics had any depth

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Kingdom of Speech
  • Tom Wolfe
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  • 22 January 2019
  • 9780316269964