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Language Related TV Tropes

In a followup to my post from last week about the language section in the Snopes database of online myths and hoaxes, I’d like to share this link to the language section of TVtropes.org. The TV Tropes website was featured on the NPR radio show, On the Media, which explained that the show, which “catalogs […]

Celso Alvarez Caccamo on Catalan Language Policies

Celso Alvarez Caccamo had such an interesting response to my first roundup that I have pasted it in full so anyone seeing the blog will see it. I was tempted to remove the Altalang.com link but will leave it (and its evidence of my utter lack of knowledge about Spanish dialects and Iberian penninsula languages) […]

Language Myths in Your Inbox

NPR has a nice profile of the couple which runs Snopes.com. Having long ago convinced most of my contacts to stop forwarding chain e-mails, I rarely check Snopes anymore, but inspired by the NPR story I went back and was pleased to see that they have an entire section devoted to language. This, in turn, […]

Wyoming Language, Culture and History Conference

We got so many interesting paper proposals that we have extended the conference for an extra half day so we could fit them all in. The Wyoming Language, Culture and History Conference now runs from Thursday, July to Saturday, July 3. See full blog post for the preliminary program

Study the life and culture of the Highland Maya (Deadline: March 26, 2010)

Ethnographic Field School in Highlan Guatemala 6 undergraduate credits in anthropology May 25–July 8, 2010 (two days on-campus, six weeks abroad) Maury Hutcheson, Ph.D. mhutcheson@vcu.edu Program cost: $2,380 (includes roundtrip airfare) plus applicable VCU tuition[1] Based in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, this six-week program will provide students with a comprehensive overview of Mayan indigenous life in Guatemala, […]

CFP Volunteer Session AAA 2010: “Circulate-able” Selves

CFP Volunteer Session AAA 2010: How We Formulate “Circulate-able” Selves: Introductions as a Social and Political Discourse Genre. Send to Nathaniel Dumas by March 15th, 2010.