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...Sapir, Edward Edward Sapir was born on 26 January 1884 in Lauenberg, Pomerania, in Prussia (now Lebork, Poland), to Lithuanian Jewish parents. He spent his childhood first in England and after 1890 in the United States. Sapir grew up in New...
...Whorf, Benjamin Lee Benjamin Whorf was born on 24 April 1897 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a BS in chemical engineering in 1918. Whorf’s career was spent...
...Bloomfield, Leonard Leonard Bloomfield is perhaps the most important figure in American linguistics in the first half of the twentieth century. In one form or another, ‘structural linguistics’ as it came to be identified with Bloomfield...
...Malcolm, Norman Adrian Norman Malcolm was born on 11 June 1911 in Selden, Kansas. His undergraduate years were at the University of Nebraska, where O. K. Bouwsma was one of his teachers, and he received his BA in 1933. He then went...
...Firth, Roderick Roderick Firth was born on 30 January 1917 in Orange, New Jersey. He attended Haverford College and earned his BA in 1938. He then completed his PhD in philosophy at Harvard in 1943. Firth’s dissertation, written under C. I....