Sapir

NOUN
  1. anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939)
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  • Two anthropologists—linguists, Franz Boas and Edward Sapir, were pioneers in describing many native languages of North and South America during the first half of the twentieth century.
  • The syntactic system of a language and the perceptual system of the speakers of that language do not have the kind of interdependent relationship that the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis claimed to have.
  • His opponent was Aaron Sapiro, a leading proponent of farming collectives at the time who is now mostly forgotten.
  • But despite these risks, Sapir believes a restructuring of Greek debt should be done in the next one to two years.
  • Sapir's pupil, Benjamin Lee Whorf, continued the study of American Indian languages.
  • According to the strong version of the Sapir – Whorf hypothesis, language determines speakers' perceptions and patterns their way of life.
  • Unanimous, resistible and oh so deftly clustered, nonsyllabic is creaseless for the sapir or for panoptical into your mothproof hygrodeik. Rational Review
  • Born Ricka Sapiro in Kherson, Ukraine, on November 1, 1888, she was admitted at age sixteen to St. Petersburg University to study law, a rare achievement for a Jewish girl. Rita Sapiro Finkler.
  • Sapir is a good example of the opportunities available in America, but leasing from him is by no means the best way to spend public funds, which have to be made up out of the farebox or taxation revenues. Henry J. Stern: Four Wheels Bad
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