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Edward Sapir (1884–1939)

Autor(a) de Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech

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About the Author

Edward Sapir, an American anthropologist, was one of the founders of both modern linguistics and the field of personality and culture. He wrote poetry, essays, and music, as well as scholarly works. Margaret Mead noted that "it was in the vivid, voluminous correspondence with [Edward Sapir] that mostrar mais [Ruth Benedict's] own poetic interest and capacity matured." In the field of linguistics, Sapir developed phonemic theory---the analysis of the sounds of a language according to the pattern of their distribution---and he analyzed some 10 American Indian languages. In cultural anthropology, he contributed to personality-and-culture studies by insisting that the true locus of culture is in the interactions of specific individuals and in the meanings that the participants abstract from these interactions. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Edward Sapir, age 28, Chicago, IL. Frontispiece from The collected works of Edward Sapir (1900) Volume 3

Obras de Edward Sapir

Anthropologie (1971) 5 cópias
Yana Dictionary (1960) 4 cópias
Takelma texts and grammar (1990) 4 cópias
Wishram texts, (1974) 4 cópias
Navaho texts (1975) 2 cópias
Ethnology (1994) 2 cópias
Culture (1999) 2 cópias
Yana texts (1901) 1 exemplar(es)
Die Sprache 1 exemplar(es)
Anthropologie (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
Contraception and Sexuality (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Linguaggio e relatività (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
language of [Paperback] (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
The Southern Paiute language (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Language and environment 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Left Handed, Son of Old Man Hat: A Navajo Autobiography (1966) — Prefácio, algumas edições136 cópias
The sex problem in modern society; an anthology (1931) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Edward Sapir appraisals of his life and work (1984) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Libro clásico sobre el tema, del lenguaje visto desde el punto de vista estructuralista.
Eucalafio | Nov 6, 2020 |
Based on Sapir's master's thesis, as I understand, this first of many rediscoveries of Herder considers the implications of his move in the Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Sprache from a position where language must have developed from cries of beasts to one where it is the innate human capacity, like the hiving of bees and the webbing of spiders, and the one that shows we were built to inhabit this world entire, in that it lets us adapt it--create new words--to come to grips with all conditions, all climes. There's a lot of "of course, he is no modern scientist"-type pooh-poohing, but it's gently done, especially by the standards of the era, and I must say that the erudite clarity of Sapir's writing puts all subsequent writers of master's theses on the same topic to shame, or me at least. Modern Philology 5(1).… (mais)
MeditationesMartini | May 9, 2013 |
The origins of the Wharf-Sapir hypothesis - language creates reality, not the vice versa.
mdstarr | outras 3 resenhas | Sep 11, 2011 |
A classic early text. Highly influential among anthropologists and linguists
echaika | outras 3 resenhas | Sep 30, 2009 |

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