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Linguistic Anthropologist Jan Blommaert wins the first Barbara Metzger Prize from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and Current Anthropology.
The Symposium About Language and Society-Austin is pleased to announce its 19th Annual meeting, to be held April 15-17 at the University of Texas at Austin. The theme of this year’s conference is “Language in the Public Domain;” SALSA
Stephen Chrisomalis, Wayne State University
Recently, there has been a “Puzzle Moment” in the science section of the New York Times, with an eclectic mix of articles combining scientific pursuits with cognitive and linguistic play of various sorts. One that caught my eye is ‘Math Puzzles’ Oldest Ancestors Took Form on Egyptian Papyrus’ by Pam Belluck, which is an account of the well-known Rhind Mathematical Papyrus. The RMP is an Egyptian mathematical text dating to around 1650 BCE, and is one of the most complete and systematic known accounts of ancient Egyptian mathematics.
According to an article in the New York Times, American Sign Language is now the fourth most-studied language among US college and university students. While enrollment in foreign-language courses generally has held steady or increased only modestly, enrollment in ASL courses increased more than sixteen percent between 2006 and 2009. Instructor Amy Ruth McGraw suggests […]
From Jillian Cavanaugh, Brooklyn College, Chair of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology Student Essay Prize Committee The 2010 SLA Graduate Student Essay prize went to: Nicholas Harkness (University of Chicago) for his paper “Vowel Harmony Redux: A Binary Structure of Attribution in Korean and Its Ideological Framings.” The 2010 SLA Undergraduate Student Essay Prize went […]
At the 2010 annual business meeting of the Society for Linguistic Anthropoology, the Sapir Book Prize was awarded to Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross, by William F. Hanks, published in 2010 by the University of California Press. Hanks holds the Distinguished Chair in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.
The latest issue of the JLA has arrived
CFP: 17th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization
I currently have the privilege of TAing Intro to linguistic anthropology at the University of Toronto and in the previous weeks the students read and discussed connections between language and gender. As the course is a very short introduction to core concepts, students read a piece by Deborah Tannen in which the ideas about difference […]
I continue my observations on Japan’s complex writing system with notes on two texts: the cardboard covers enclosing two six-packs of happoshu, or low-cost beer.
There hasn’t been a Roundup post made since September, and I have a horrible sinking feeling that the person who was meant to post the missing Roundups was me. So with apologies and without further delay, here is Roundup #15.
We are very pleased to announce the first of a series of new resource sites, Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists, a blog and archive for the latest information about audio, video, and other tools we use in our field: http://kit.linguisticanthropology.org/about/ The site currently includes articles by Mark Sicoli and Robin Shoaps and links to useful websites […]
Ellen F. Prince, Professor Emerita of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, died in her home in Philadelphia on Sunday 24 October. The Linguistics Society of America (via an email to members) and Language Log have reproduced an announcement from the University of Pennsylvania. Although Professor Prince was not an anthropologist ― her work on […]
Ingrid Piller at Language on the Move looks and English-medium news coverage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent declaration, “Multikulti ist absolut gescheitert.” Piller says that the English language press largely seems to misunderstand the comments.
SLA is pleased to announce that the following 24 titles have been nominated and are eligible for the Edward Sapir Book Prize 2010.
My commute to my new job at Nagoya University this morning revealed that macarone is alive and well among Japanese taggers.
Mark Allen Peterson Miami University Circulation is the keyword of this year’s meeting, and it appears in the title of several of the more than forty panels devoted to language at the meetings in New Orleans next month. There are eight language panels on Wednesday beginning at noon with “Time and Language among the Maya.” […]
New York Times reviews the latest research on baby babbling:
and an article on children’s use of irony. Tape recording of naturally occurring speech, but not laboratory experiments, reveal even quite young children can understand irony.
2nd Call for papers 4th International Language in the Media Conference Language(?) in the Media(?): Rethinking the Field Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th June 2011 University of Limerick, Ireland Keynote speakers Mike Cormack (Sabhal Mòr Ostaigh, UK) Nikolas Coupland (Cardiff University, UK) Sari Pietikäinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) Kathryn Woolard (University of California, San Diego, […]
ISB8 – International Symposium on Bilingualism Oslo 2011 – Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier. ISB8 will be hosted by The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Oslo from June 15 to June 18, 2011. Time: Jun 15, 2011 – Jun 18, 2011 Add to calendar The University of Oslo celebrates […]