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The deadline for submitting nominations is October 1, 2017. Created and awarded for the first time by the SLA in 2014, this award honors an SLA member or members for work that effectively impacts public awareness of social issues involving language and communication and/or represents a significant service to a particular community outside of the academy. Such work may be in any […]
Interdisciplinary Public Engagement Conference Fund Call for Proposals Deadline: October 1, 2017 for 2018 conferences SLA announces an initiative to fund conference submissions promoting the dissemination of activist linguistic anthropology work at venues beyond the AAA meetings, in order to promote collaboration across sub-disciplinary and disciplinary boundaries. For example, SLA has supported special colloquia on […]
The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) announces the 2017 SLA Graduate Student Paper competition. Deadline: Friday March 17, 2017. Every year the Society for Linguistic Anthropology confers an award for a distinguished graduate research paper. Awardees receive a cash prize, travel funds to attend the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting, and an invitation to submit their paper for publication consideration […]
Overview The Society for Linguistic Anthropology Committee on Language & Social Justice (LSJ) will be organizing social media artifacts (tweets, Instagram posts, etc.) into a curated Storify (https://storify.com/) resulting from several events (panels, roundtables, meetings) during the AAA 2016 conference in Minneapolis. Organizers Netta Avineri (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hilary Dick (email@example.com) Mariam Durrani (firstname.lastname@example.org) Kate Riley (email@example.com) […]
SLA Board is happy to announce an opportunity for members with recently published books that they would like to display to the membership at large. A table will be available for members to display new books and share information about them at the 2016 AAAs on Saturday night (11/19).
SLA Interview with Bonnie Uriciuoli Bonnie Urciuoli. Nancy L. Ford What article or book that you wrote are you most pleased with? Could you talk about the story behind writing it? Or: What article or book was hardest for you to write, and why? These two questions have the same answer, “Skills and Selves in the […]
Anthropology News Column by Aaron Ansell In late 2016, I noticed a peculiar convergence between Brazilian and US politics. In both countries, the political right spurred mass mobilization against a ruling center-left party through the demonization of leading women as corrupt. While neither Senator Hillary Clinton (US) nor President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) were indicted on […]
March 7, 2017 Richard Bauman chatted with Ilana Gershon over coffee about his career upon receiving the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. Below is the second part of an edited transcript of the informal conversation. In recent years, you have been turning to the study of media, and in particular to how […]
Richard Bauman chatted with Ilana Gershon over coffee about his career upon receiving the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. Below is the first part of an edited transcript of the informal conversation. Richard Bauman. James Brosher Over the course of your career, you have had many insights that have opened conceptual paths […]
The AAA announcement for the spring balloting is now open. I write to remind everyone of the importance of voting. In addition to the AAA ballots (including AAA president-elect), the positions of particular concern for SLA membership are the SLA president-elect, the Linguistic Seat on the Executive Board, and the Linguistic Seat on the Nominations Committee. […]