Crossing Three Worlds : The Intellectual Life of Edward Sapir | Bérose

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Leila Monaghan, « Crossing Three Worlds : The Intellectual Life of Edward Sapir | Bérose », Bérose - Encyclopédie internationale des histoires de l’anthropologie, ID : 10670/1.jb0jm9


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Linguistic anthropologist Edward Sapir (1884-1939) negotiated between multiple worlds of linguistic study. Writing for American Mercury magazine in 1924, Sapir argued, “There are two ways, it seems, to give linguistics its requisite dignity as a science. It may be treated as history or it may be studied comparatively as form.” Reflecting this, his work included traditional 19th century historically-oriented philology, 20th century synchronic study of linguistic form, and exploring the (...)

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