Charles F. Hockett, 1916 - 2000
Born: 17 January 1916, Columbus, Ohio
Died: 3 November 2000, Ithaca, New York
Charles F. Hockett quotes:
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- In the form of an aphorism that paraphrases Stalin and Einstein, linguistics without anthropology is sterile; anthropology without linguistics is blind. permalink
1979, quoted in his New York Times obituary
- Man does not live on bread alone; his other necessity is communication. permalink
A Course in Modern Linguistics (1958)
- Their studies are as worthless as horoscopes. They have rejected the scientific approach to the study of the human mind and human behavior, and retreated into mysticism. permalink
denouncing "transformational grammarians" in a New Yorker interview (1971)
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