1st Edition

Edward Sapir Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

Edited By E.F.K. Koerner
    1200 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Volume I
    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)
    Volume II
    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
    Volume III
    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'