Distant genetic relationship and Edward Sapir

  title={Distant genetic relationship and Edward Sapir},
  author={A. Kaye},
The name Edward Sapir (1884-1939) certainly needs no introduction to linguists and anthropologists, no matter what their areas of specialization or concentration. He was a pioneer in the development of the theory of the phoneme, along with such students of his as Morris Swadesh, and he was, more or less, the inventor of the morphophoneme and morphophonemic analysis (see Sapir 1933). Thus he can really be seen as an early generative phonologist (see McCawley 1967). I even believe that all of… Expand
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