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The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for two tenure-track positions in sociocultural anthropology beginning July 1, 2012.
Language and Culture (Anthro News Blog) I am delighted to announce the launch of the Language and Culture column on the Anthropology News blog. Jacqueline Messing, Richard Senghas and I will be sharing editorial duties for the blog for the coming year. My first act as co-editor was to ask Ronald Kephardt for an update on [...]
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign The Department of Communication, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks two full-time faculty members at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Candidates for appointment should have or be near to completing the Ph.D. by the target start date of August 16, 2012. Salary level is competitive and commensurate [...]
For people in the SF Bay Area: Interpersonal Communication, Part Time (Adjunct) Position The Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a part time (adjunct) instructor to teach one section of our introductory interpersonal communication course “Communication and Everyday Life,” a theory-based introduction to interpersonal communication. This course is scheduled to be taught [...]
The Linguistics Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to hire a specialist in discourse-based approaches to functional explanation for grammar. The appointment will be tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2012. Candidates’ research should be based on a functionally oriented, empirically grounded approach to discourse and grammar, addressing the [...]
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Linguistic Anthropology to begin August 2012. PhD in Anthropology or Linguistics preferred, ABD considered. The successful candidate will be dedicated to high-quality undergraduate education and a four-field approach to anthropology with a strong commitment to student and faculty [...]
The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Common Rule. The Common Rule regulates human research protections for work supported by many US government agencies, and as such has a large influence on the practices of Institutional Review Boards and US universities, research institutes, agencies, and the like.
Bilingual Interactions: A conversation borrowed from the Linganth e-mail list. Thanks to all the participants! Q: What do you/we call it when a conversation unfolds in which Speaker A speaks to Speaker B in one language (X-ish), and Speaker B responds in another (Y-ish)? The assumption is that both speakers have at least some passive [...]
The Executive Board of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology is seeking someone who will serve as a member of the Nominations Committee of the SLA. The position is an appointed one, and the member of the Nominations Committee will work with the other members to advertise open American Anthropological Association positions that are designated for [...]
The SLA seeks an SLA member to succeed Leila Monaghan as Digital Content Editor of the SLA website when she steps down by the end of 2011.
SLA Column for May 2011 Mark Allen Peterson and James Stanlaw Linguistic Moments in the Movies, Part VII By Mark Allen Peterson (Miami U) It’s time for our annual roundup of films and film clips suitable for initiating discussions about language—or just a good laugh at the way the media industry represents language. The Gods [...]
Below is a list of the top 20 most downloaded articles from Journal of Linguistic Anthropology during 2010. Thanks to Wiley-Blackwell for supplying this information. All authors are invited to discuss these articles in more depth in a separate blog post. (Rank Accesses Article Title Authors Volume Issue) 1 (863) The Whiteness of Nerds: Superstandard [...]
I’m very pleased to announce that in the spring balloting, SLA member and former SLA Treasurer Monica Heller was elected Vice-President and President-Elect of the American Anthropological Association; after a 2 year term, she will serve 2 years as AAA President. Niko Besnier was elected to the Linguistics Seat on the AAA Executive Board. Hurray [...]
This piece does not reflect the official opinion of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, its officers or its individual members. The Linguistic Society of America’s “LSA Ethics Discussion Blog” has posted a draft Code of Ethics for Linguists in Forensic Linguistics Consulting. The authors seek comments on the draft policy, primarily from members of the [...]
This piece does not reflect the official opinion of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, its officers or its individual members. One of the most important functions of this blog is to inform people of current work being done within linguistic anthropology. As part of this, all linguistic anthropologists are invited to discuss current publications including [...]
This post does not reflect the official opinions of the SLA, its officers or individual members. I thought this call for papers was interesting as it directly connects to the discussion we have been having in Language Links on computational models, cheers, Leila International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey [...]
This post does not reflect the official opinions of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, the SLA Blog or individual members of the SLA. From: Aaron Bady, Oakland, CA: http://zunguzungu.wordpress.com/ Do you notice how none of the “don’t read” stuff in that article are actually quotes from Moretti? For example, here’s Moretti: “[W]hy set quantitative evidence in [...]
I’m pleased to announce the results of the recent balloting for SLA offices. Paul Kroskrity was voted President-elect, a two year term after which he will serve two years as President. Jillian Cavanaugh was elected to a second term as a member of the SLA Executive Committee. These terms will begin at the end of [...]
These comments do not necessarily reflect the official opinions of the Society of Linguistic Anthropology, its officers or individual members. In the June 24, 2011 edition of the New York Times, Kathryn Schulz reviews Franco Moretti’s work on “distant reading,” the analysis of literary texts such as Hamlet or Victorian novels. Reacting to a paper [...]
From Jillian Cavanaugh (SLA Executive Committee Member at Large and organizer of this year’s competition): Dear SLA Colleagues, On behalf of the SLA Executive Committee, I invite you to participate in this year’s Society for Linguistic Anthropology student essay prize competition for the bestundergraduate paper in linguistic anthropology. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THE [...]