Entries by Dan

The logical issue of claims of recursion

Hauser, Chomsky, and Fitch (2002) claimed that recursion is the fundamental basis for language, the sole member of the FLN (Narrow Faculty of Language): “We hypothesize that FLN only includes recursion and is the only uniquely human component of the faculty of language.” In Everett (2005), however, I argued that the Piraha language of Brazil […]

Play based on Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes

Simple8, a theatre company based in London, has produced a play based on my book Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes. It opened March 22, 2016 and there have been great reviews so far in The Times, London Theatre, The Reviews Hub, and What’s on Stage, to name a few, plus an interview with the actor who […]