Edward Sapir

Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

Edited by E.F.K. Koerner

Introduction by E.F.K. Koerner

© 2008 – Routledge

1,200 pages

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pub: 2007-08-13
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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'

About the Series

Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General