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Peter Farb

Peter Farb 's early work in the comparative study of Mediterranean languages, as well as his research collecting folk ballads and various styles of speech in isolated communities in the American South, led to a distinguished career in anthropological linguistics, where he specialized in remote, non-European languages. His extensive knowledge of a variety of American Indian languages--in North America as well as in Mexico, Central America, and Brazil--produced two best-selling books, Man's Rise...See more