Edward Sapir (1884–1939) was one of the foremost linguists and anthropologists of his time. He is most widely known for his contributions to the study of North American Indian languages. A founder of ethnology, which considers the relationship of culture to language, he was also principal developer of the American (descriptive) school of structural linguistics. Bringing together the best work on Sapir, this long-awaited three-volume collection from Routledge includes a new introduction by the editor, a chronological table of the gathered materials, a bibliography, and a full index. It is destined to be welcomed by all scholars and students of Sapir as an invaluable reference resource.
Part I: Obituaries
Part II: Intellectual influences and exchanges
Part III: Later assessments of Sapir's biography and career
Part IV: Reviews of Sapir's Time Perspective (1916) and language (1921)
Part V: Reviews of and review articles on Selected Writings (1949)
Part VI: Evaluations of particular aspects of Sapir's work and legacy
Part VII: Comments on and evaluations of Sapir's work on Amerindian languages
Part VIII: Sapir and his work at the National Museum of Man, 1910-1925
Part IX: Sapir and his ideas of culture and psychology
Part X: Sapir as an ethnologist
Part XI: Sapir as a student of literature
Part XII: Sapir and the 'Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis'
The Critical Concepts of Leading Linguists series brings together research material on the most influential thinkers in the field of linguistics. The series includes texts on Noam Chomsky and Leonard Bloomfield. New editions to the series include a text on the founder of twentieth-century language science, Ferdinand de Saussure, as well as the Russian linguist, Roman Jakobson.