le 18 juillet 2012
Sapir's 1921 book is a classic work as an introduction to linguistics. Some of it is hopelessly (unsurprisingly) out of date, e.g. French has no borrowed English words (sorry, Monsieur Toubon) but as an analysis of how languages have migrated and amalgamated and affected each other it is still current. No mention of Eskimos and snow, so this must pre-date Whorf.