Edward Sapir Quotes & Sayings (Page 2)

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Edward Sapir quotes and sayings page 2 (scientist). Here's quote # 11 through 20 out of the 32 we have.

“Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“A second type of direct evidence is formed by statements, whether as formal legends or personal information, regarding the age or relative sequence of events in tribal history made by the natives themselves.”
“The psychology of a language which, in one way or another, is imposed upon one because of factors beyond one's control, is very different from the psychology of a language which one accepts of one's free will.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting to realize itself as a strictly historical science.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“A standard international language should not only be simple, regular, and logical, but also rich and creative.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors, one's own language above all.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“National languages are all huge systems of vested interests which sullenly resist critical inquiry.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“I am convinced that the stratigraphic method will in the future enable archaeology to throw far more light on the history of American culture than it has done in the past.”

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