Ursula Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of many works of science fiction including the novels The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), The Dispossesssed (1972) and Always Coming Home (1985), and the novella The Word for World is Forest (1976)

Anthropology

Le Guin was the daughter of anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and the anthropologist and writer Theodora Kroeber.

Ishi, last surviving member of the Yana people.

Ishi was also the last native speaker of the Yana language, which was recorded and studied by the linguist Edward Sapir (see my essay of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis).

See also

Samuel R Delany, Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, Science Fiction & Feminism, Science Fiction & Linguistics, Utopia & Dystopia,

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