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Edward Sapir (1193)

Profession
Anthropologist and Linguist
Nationality
American
Born
1884, Lauenburg, Pomerania
Died
1939, New Haven, Connecticut
Short Biography
Edward Sapir (/səˈpɪər/; 1884–1939) was an American anthropologist-linguist, who is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the early development of the discipline of linguistics. Sapir was born in German Pomerania; his parents ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • Ph.D. in anthropology, Columbia University, 1909
Appointments & Honors
  • 1910-25, chief, Division of Anthropology, Canadian National Museum, Ottawa
  • 1925-27, University of Chicago
  • 1927-39, head, cultural anthropology section, Department of Social Sciences, Yale University
  • president, Linguistic Society of America and American Anthropological Association