Edward Sapir

1884 - 1939

Edward Sapir

Edward Sapir (; January 26, 1884 – February 4, 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 family emigrated to the United States of America when he was a child. He studied Germanic linguistics at Columbia, where he came under the influence of Franz Boas, who inspired him to work on Native American languages. While finishing his Ph.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Sapir has received more than 306,581 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular linguist.

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Among linguists, Edward Sapir ranks 12 out of 117Before him are Mahmud al-Kashgari, Franz Bopp, Patanjali, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, August Schleicher, and Kūkai. After him are Johann Martin Schleyer, Pāṇini, Georges Dumézil, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Rasmus Rask, and Nikolai Trubetzkoy.

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Among people born in 1884, Edward Sapir ranks 28Before him are Yevgeny Zamyatin, Lion Feuchtwanger, Max Beckmann, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Vincent Auriol, and Emil Jannings. After him are Rudolf Bultmann, Casimir Funk, Rajendra Prasad, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, and Henri Cornet. Among people deceased in 1939, Edward Sapir ranks 17Before him are Werner von Fritsch, Karl Radek, Matthias Sindelar, Anthony Fokker, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, and Philipp Scheidemann. After him are Ferdinand von Lindemann, Antonio Machado, Douglas Fairbanks, Alexander Yegorov, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, and Otto Rank.

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Among people born in Poland, Edward Sapir ranks 140 out of 930Before him are Paul Gottlieb Nipkow (1860), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Adolph Menzel (1815), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Otto Kretschmer (1912), and Rochus Misch (1917). After him are Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651), Casimir Funk (1884), and Alfred Tarski (1901).