Edward Sapir, by Florence Hendershot, from http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/biomems/esapir.html
Of course, I’m interested in culture patterns, linguistic included. All I claim is that their consistencies and spatial temporal persistences can be, and ultimately should be explained in terms of humble psychological formations with particular emphasis on interpersonal relations. I have no consciousness of whatsoever of being revolutionary or of losing an interest in what is generally phrased in an impersonal way. Quite the contrary, I feel rather like a physicist who feels that the immensities of the atom are not unrelated to the immensities of interstellar space (Sapir to Kroeber 1938, in Darnell 2001: 109)
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