Edward Sapir

Jeroen Vermeulen
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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).

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