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Call for Submissions, AAA 2012

Dear Linguistic Anthropologists,   It’s that time of year again: The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held this year in San Francisco, California, November 14-18.  This year’s theme is: “Borders and Crossings”.  As this year’s SLA Section Program Editor, I am [...]

On Free Will

A light-hearted dialogue on the meaning of “free will”, inspired by Karl Smith at Modeled Behavior.

Research Works Act – H.R. 3699

The “Research Works Act”, H.R. 3699, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in December 2011. The Association of American Publishers applauded the bill, but some scholarly publishers have expressed opposition. This post provides a brief summary of the bill and arguments in support and opposition.