Edward Sapir

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Noun1.Edward Sapir - anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939)
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Edward Sapir, Despre limba: o introducere in studiul vorbirii
Rather, as foundational linguist Edward Sapir stated in his 1921 book, Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech: "Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations."
He also includes a detailed survey of modern scholars and their interpretations: Ann Moss, Richard Waswo, Erika Rummel, Edward Sapir and Benjamin Whorf.
The hypothesis was first fully articulated and defended by Benjamin Lee Whorf, as an extension of the work of his mentor, Edward Sapir. Whorf argued that language fundamentally shapes the categories and structures of how we perceive the world, and thus, our world is colored, or even determined, by the linguistic structure in which we think and speak:
Anthropologist Edward Sapir was arguably the most important organizer and theorist of the culture-and-personality school, publishing two important early articles on culture-and-personality (Sapir, 1932; Sapir, 1934).
As Edward Sapir put it, "'language and our thought-grooves are inextricably interwoven, [and] are, in a sense, one and the same'" (p.
On the basis of Rojo's study, "The Language Problem in the Philippines," she became consultant to the committee composed of Leonard Bloomfield, Edward Sapir, Frank Blakse, Henry Pratt Fairchild, Harold H.
Then, late in 1911, he met with a break that changed his life's course: an offer from Edward Sapir, the Geological Survey's chief anthropologist, to study material culture at Six Nations.
In 1911 "An Anthropological Survey of Canada," published in the journal, Science, by Edward Sapir, the first director of the Anthropology Division, set out a program of research designed to address anthropological issues considered urgent at that time.
Drawing on Edward Sapir's belief that "'provincial' language is a fundamental element of literary art," Hart zeroes in on the contradiction between the materiality of language, particularly in the form of dialects, and the universal appeal of successful literature (8).
Later at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied Greek and Latin, he thought he might work in Bible translation in Africa, so he studied the work of the linguists Edward Sapir and Leonard Bloomfield.