Announcing the new “Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists” SLA resource site

October 29, 2010 1 Comment Leila Resource Site, SLA

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: The site currently includes articles by Mark Sicoli and Robin Shoaps and links to useful websites from Bartek Plitchta, Andy Kovolos, and the American Folklife Center. More articles and suggestions for links are very welcome. We are particularly interested in pieces talking about how you use particular equipment in the field. See Mark Sicoli’s piece on Video Recording for an example

Ellen F. Prince

October 28, 2010 1 Comment Chad Nilep Announcements

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 discourse and language contact was from the point of view of pragmatics in linguistics ― I valued my opportunity to study with her at the Linguistics Society of America’s Summer Institute. I often think about an off-hand remark she once made about the socio-political similarities

Multikulti in context

October 21, 2010 1 Comment Chad Nilep Uncategorized

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.

Circulating Among the Language Panels in New Orleans

October 18, 2010 3 Comments mark AAA, Announcements, Events, SLA

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.” At 2:00 pm the “Diaphonous Medium: A Semiotics of Hiding and Suggestion” is scheduled. Two panels are scheduled for 4:00 pm: “Anthropologies of the Voice” and “Chronotopes and Morality.” Another two are scheduled at 6:00 pm: “Circulation and Communicability” and “Language, Ideology and Identity.” At

Language in the Media 4: Second Call for Papers (November 15)

October 5, 2010 1 Comment admin Announcements, Call for Papers, Events

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, USA) Theme: This is the fourth in a series of international conferences organized around the role of the media in relation to the representation, construction and/or production of language. Following on from the previous three conferences, the fourth language in the media conference seems like

Second Call for Papers, International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8)

October 5, 2010 No Comments admin Announcements

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 its 200th anniversary in the same year and ISB8 is part of the program for a celebration that will last throughout the entire year. Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies UiO celebrates its 200th anniversary This website will be regularly updated, so please check back

Call for Papers: Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation and Revitalization

October 5, 2010 3 Comments admin Announcements

CALL FOR PAPERS: LANGUAGE DEATH, ENDANGERMENT, DOCUMENTATION AND REVITALIZATION 26th UWM Linguistics Symposium University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI, USA October 20-22, 2011 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Fred Eckman, Elena Mihas, Edith Moravcsik, Sally Noonan, Hamid Ouali, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval, Bozena Tieszen, Kathleen Wheatley DESCRIPTION In a globalized world where hundreds of languages are expected to become extinct in the 21st century, it is highly relevant to analyze the viability and continuity of threatened languages. The purpose of this symposium is to discuss this impending loss to humankind from a multidisciplinary perspective. We invite contributions for the assessment of this process from