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Edward Sapir

Edward SapirBorn: 26-Jan-1884
Birthplace: Lauenburg, Pomerania, Germany
Died: 4-Feb-1939
Location of death: New Haven, CT
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Anthropologist, Linguist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Anthropological linguist

Father: Jacob David Sapir (rabbi)
Mother: Eva Seagal Sapir
Brother: Max (d. typhoid)

    High School: Horace Mann High School
    University: BA German, Columbia University (1904)
    University: MA German, Columbia University (1905)
    University: PhD Anthropology, Columbia University (1909)
    Professor: University of Chicago (1925-31)
    Professor: Yale University (1931-37)

    Lithuanian Ancestry

Author of books:
Language: An introduction to the study of speech (1921)
Selected Writings of Edward Sapir in Language, Culture, and Personality (1949, essays)

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