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Languages of Christmas

From my University of Wyoming Colleague Paul Flesher. Comments on this piece and the languages of Channukah and other holidays most welcome! Happy holidays to you all, Leila UW Religion Today Column for Week of Dec. 18-24: Speaking Internationally: The Languages of Joseph, Mary and the Wise Men Share This Story: December 14, 2011 — [...]

Executive order on Native American Language Revitalization

The Linguistic Society of America’s Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation is carrying out a letter-writing campaign to urge President Obama to sign an executive order. According to the LSA-CELP, “U.S. government agencies would be directed to ensure that their policies, procedures, and functions support community-based language revitalization. It would compel governmental agencies to follow through on the promises of the Native American Languages Act and the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act.”

Call for submissions for the Sapir Book Prize (2012)

Call for submissions for the Sapir Book Prize (2012)

Submissions are now open for the 2012 Edward Sapir book prize.

Balinese language level at Johnson

The “Johnson” language blog has an interesting post on Balinese language levels and the effects of nationalism, globalization, and modernity on the Balinese language.

When Cream Is Not Cool

Teaching the context bound nature of linguistic meaning.

Tenure-Track Position, Linguistic Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage

The Departments of English and Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropological linguistics, beginning August 2012.