American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Sapir, 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.
- n. anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939)
“Hebrew the Beautiful place is expressed by the word Sapir, which some take for the proper name of a city.”
“A more scholarly statement of this is the linguistic relativity principle, otherwise known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, of which there are two versions.”
“Lojban was initially designed for the purpose of supporting research on a concept known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis: "the structure of a language constrains the thinking of people using that language.”
“The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis was thought to be discredited by color-related experiments in the 1960s, because researchers found that language differentials did not seem to affect color perception or usage.”
“The Sapir Organization bought the 52-year old glass-and-steel building in 1997.”
“As Edward Sapir, a noted anthropologist, has said, "We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.”
“At one level the EU mandarins are keenly aware of the problem: they have assiduously trashed their own comprehenisve internal assessment of the productivity gap: a report to the commission by Andre Sapir and others last year.”
“Africa Israel USA's then-chief executive, Rotem Rosen , the son-in-law of New York billionaire developer Tamir Sapir , stepped down in 2009.”
“On top of all that, the MTA does not even own the building; it leases it from one Tamir Sapir, an immigrant from the Soviet Union who drove a taxicab and later became a real estate magnate.”
“Google Sapir for information about his legal and political connections.”
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