Sapir, Edward

Sapir, Edward
(1884-1939)
   American anthro-pologist. Born in Lauenberg, Germany, he went to the US at the age of five. He studied at Columbia University and became chief of the Division of Anthropology in the Geological Survey of the Canadian National Museum in Ottawa. Later he became a professor at Yale University. He was a founder of formal descriptive linguistics.

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  • SAPIR, EDWARD — (1884–1939), U.S. ethnographer, anthropologist, and linguist. Born in Lauenburg, Germany, Sapir, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, was taken to the U.S. in 1889. He was educated in New York and in Germany. He studied with franz boas , and it was Boas …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sapir, Edward — born Jan. 26, 1884, Lauenburg, Pomerania, Ger. died Feb. 4, 1939, New Haven, Conn., U.S. Polish born U.S. linguist and anthropologist. He was a founder of ethnolinguistics, which considers the relationship of culture to language, and a principal… …   Universalium

  • Sapir,Edward — Sa·pir (sə pîrʹ), Edward. 1884 1939. American linguist and anthropologist noted for his studies of Native American languages and his theories on the ways in which language shapes our perceptions. * * * …   Universalium

  • Sapir, Edward — ► (1884 1939) Lingüista y antropólogo estadounidense. Fundador de la etnolingüística. Sus estudios en la Universidad de Colombia con Franz Boas le atrajeron al campo de la antropología lingüística. El lenguaje, obra publicada en 1921, es una… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sapir — Sapir, Edward …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • SAPIR (E.) — SAPIR EDWARD (1884 1939) Né en Allemagne, Edward Sapir vient très jeune aux États Unis où il fait d’abord des études d’allemand puis d’anthropologie et de linguistique (à New York puis à Columbia University). Sapir étudie alors les langues… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Edward Sapir — Infobox Scientist name = Edward Sapir box width = image width = caption = Edward Sapir. Photograph by Florence M. Hendershot, Chicago, Ill. birth date = birth date|1884|1|26|mf=y birth place = Lauenburg, Prussia death date = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • Sapir–Whorf hypothesis — In linguistics, the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis (SWH) (also known as the linguistic relativity hypothesis ) postulates a systematic relationship between the grammatical categories of the language a person speaks and how that person both understands… …   Wikipedia

  • Edward Sapir — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Sapir. Edward Sapir Linguiste occidental XXe siècle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sapir-Whorf-These — Die Sapir Whorf Hypothese besagt, dass die Sprache das Denken formt. Sie ist eine unter mehreren Hypothesen, die sich mit dem Zusammenhang zwischen Sprache und Denken befassen. Dabei geht es um die Frage, wie sich eine bestimmte Sprache mit ihren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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