Edward Sapir Quotes

Edward Sapir Quotes: National languages are all huge systems of vested interests which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
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Edward Sapir Quote: 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.
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Quotes about Edward Sapir: So far as the advocates of a constructed international language are concerned, it is rather to be wondered at how much in common their proposals actually have, both in vocabulary and in general spirit of procedure.
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Quote about Edward Sapir: 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.
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Edward Sapir Sayings: The spirit of logical analysis should in practice blend with the practical pressure for the adoption of some form of international language, but it should not allow itself to be stampeded by it.
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Edward Sapir Saying: Human beings do not wish to be modest; they want to be as expressive - that is, as immodest - as fear allows; fashion helps them solve that paradoxical problem.
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Sayings about Edward Sapir: In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors, one's own language above all.
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Saying about Edward Sapir: Were a language ever completely
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