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AAA Handouts

Via Jocelyn Ahlers Hello – Thanks to the hard work of the SLA’s web team, we are able to offer what we hope will be a useful service to all presenters at the AAA who are planning to bring handouts and who would like an additional way to distribute those handouts to conference attendees.  The […]

Student Essay Contest Winners (2012)

Undergraduate prize winner: Kamala Russell from the University of Chicago, with a paper entitled, Form and function: Character Viewpoint Gestures in Dialogic Narrative.
Graduate prize winner: Jennifer Guzman (UCLA), The Epistemics of Symptom Experience and Symptom Accounts in Mapuche Healing and Pediatric Primary Care in Southern Chile.

AAA Leadership Nominations extended to 10 October

The AAA Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for open positions on the 2013 AAA ballot. The deadline for nominations in Monday 1 October 2012.

Late Submissions, Undergraduate Student Essay Contest

Due to a discrepancy in posted dates, submissions for the undergraduate student essay contest will be accepted until July 15.

Players can group up to complete quests, explore the world, roleplay, or any other of a number of in-game activities. (Screenshot taken by the author. World of Warcraft ©2004 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.)

Digital ethnography of linguistic multitasking in World of Warcraft

Lauren Collister, a Ph.D. candidate in sociolinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, describes how digital ethnography deepened her understanding of multimodal communication within a team of World of Warcraft game players. Players use text, voice-over-IP talk, and face-to-face talk to accomplish distinct functions.