The work of the American linguist and anthropologist Edward Sapir (1884–1939) is characterized by its impressive many-sidedness. Besides linguistic and anthropological topics Sapir wrote extensively about such diverse subjects as psychiatry, literature and music. In a certain way his oeuvre is fragmentary. He has written only one book, Language, in 1921, but many articles and essays (see Mandelbaum 1949).
1981The dialogic imagination. University of Texas Press.
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1986Form in language: Sapir’s theory of grammar. In W. Cowanet al. (eds.): 341–369.
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1986aPersonality and culture: the fate of the Sapirian alternative. In G.W. Stocking Jr. (ed.): 156–183.
1986bThe emergence of Edward Sapir’s mature thought. In W. Cowanet al. (eds.): 553–588.
1990Edward Sapir: linguist, anthropologist, humanist. University of California Press. BoP
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1988Wilhelm von Humboldt and Edward Sapir: analogies and homologies in their linguistic thoughts. In W. Shipley (ed.) In honor of Mary Haas: 225–264. Mouton de Gruyter.
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1982Discourse strategies. Cambridge University Press.
1983The dainty and the hungry man: literature and anthropology in the work of Edward Sapir. In G.W. StockingJr. (ed.): 208–231.
1986aVigorous male and aspiring female: poetry, personality, and culture in Edward Sapir and Ruth Benedict. In G.W. Stocking Jr. (ed.): 127–153.
1986bThe aesthetics of Sapir’s Language. In W. Cowanet al. (eds.): 433–454.
1989Text and textuality. Annual Review of Anthropology 18: 95–127.
1984 Review of Selected writings of Edward Sapir in language, culture and personality. In D.G. Mandelbaum. In K. Koerner (ed.): 69–114.
1974Foundations in sociolinguistics: an ethnographic approach. University of Pennsylvania Press.
1983Linguistic method in ethnography: its development in the United States. In Essays in the history of linguistic anthropology: 135–244. John Benjamins.
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1990Wilhelm von Humboldt and North American ethnolinguistics: Boas (1894) to Hymes (1961). Historiographia Linguistica XVII 1(2): 111–128.
1986Edward Sapir and Athabaskan linguistics, with preliminary annotated bibliography of Sapir’s work on Athabaskan and Na-Dene. In: W. Cowanet al. (eds.): 147–190.
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1986Linguistic text collection and the development of life history in the work of Edward Sapir. In W. Cowanet al. (eds.): 495–532.
1991Reflexive language: reported speech and metapragmatics. Cambridge University Press. BoP
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1916Time perspective in aboriginal American culture: a study in method. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.)(1949): 389–462.
1917aDo we need a ‘superorganic’?American Anthropologist 19: 441–447.
1917bThe twilight of rhyme. Dial 63: 98–100.
1917cRealism in prose fiction. Dial 63: 503–506.
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1922The Takelma language of southwestern Oregon. In F. Boas (ed.), pt. 2: 1–296.
1924aCulture, genuine and spurious. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 308–331.
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1925Sound patterns in language. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 33–45.
1927The unconscious paterning of behavior in society. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 544–559.
1929The status of linguistics as a science. In D.G. Mandelbaum: 160–166. BoP
1932Cultural anthropology and psychiatry. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 509–521.
1933aLanguage. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 7–32. BoP
1933bThe psychological reality of phonemes. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 46–60.
1934The emergence of the concept of personality in a study of cultures. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 590–597.
1939Psychiatric and cultural pittfalls in the business of getting a living. In D.G. Mandelbaum (ed.): 578–589.
1990Dialogue at the margin: Whorf, Bakhtin and linguistic relativity. The University of Wisconsin Press.
1986The diachrony of Sapir’s linguistic description; or, Sapir’s ‘cosmographical’ linguistics. In W. Cowanet al. (eds.): 67–110.
1991Problems of Sapir historiography. Historiographia Linguistica XVIII(1): 181–204.
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(ed.)1983Observers observed: essays on ethnographic fieldwork. University of Wisconsin Press.
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