Anthropology News: Contact and Its Allure

December 1, 2014 No Comments Chad Nilep Anthropology News Columns, SLA Section News ,

The latest SLA column at Anthropology News is now available. Shunsuke Nozawa’s “Contact and Its Allure” explores phatic communion, isolation and social relations, the role of technology, and more in Japan’s “It’s me” fraud. Nozawa draws on his own field work, Japanese media coverage, and a range theory in anthropology to analyze how fraud is experienced and understood in contemporary Japan.

Shock. Lehman shock.

November 25, 2014 3 Comments Chad Nilep In the news, Words , , , ,

Japanese media use the label “Lehman shock” to refer to the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent shocks. The phrase “financial crisis” occurred frequently in 2008 but has dropped ever since. “Lehman shock” endures, even though Lehman Brothers was neither the first nor the largest institution to fall.

AAA Committee on Ethics *Call for Submissions*

October 17, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements

(1) The AAA Committee on Ethics Small Grants Program: The goal of the AAA Small Grants Program is to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms. The grant recipient(s) will have

SLA October Column Now Online

October 17, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, SLA, SLA Section News

The latest SLA column in Anthropology News is now available! “Scales of Repair,” authored by Eve Danziger, Mark Sicoli, and Brook Hefright http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2014/10/14/scales-of-repair/  

SLA Undergraduate Contest Update: Deadline extended to September *22*

September 5, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, SLA

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of undergraduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest. The winner will receive a prize certificate, a $500 prize, and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A prize will be awarded only if a submission of sufficiently high quality is received. The winner or winners will be announced at the SLA business meeting, which is held during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Papers should

SLA Anthro News August column now online!

August 4, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Blogroll, Jobs, SLA, SLA Section News

“Linguistic Anthropology in the Current Professional Market,” by Steven P. Black is the latest SLA column in Anthropology News, and is now available on their website: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2014/08/04/linguistic-anthropology-in-the-current-professional-market/      

SLA Undergraduate Contest Update: Deadline extended to September 2.

July 17, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, SLA Section News, Undergraduate Paper Contest

(Via Jim Wilce) The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of undergraduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest. The winner will receive a prize certificate, a $500 prize, and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A prize will be awarded only if a submission of sufficiently high quality is received. The winner or winners will be announced at the SLA business meeting, which is held during the annual meeting of the American

UPDATE on SLA Edward Sapir Book Award

June 29, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, Sapir Book Prize, SLA, SLA Section News

The following 16 books have been submitted and are now being considered for the Edward Sapir Book Award. Winner(s) will be announced to the SLA membership at the SLA Business Meeting on December 6, 2014. Click on the cover images for more information about each book from the publisher’s website. Barton, Bernadette.  2012.  Pray the Gay Way: the Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. NYU Press. Billings, Sabrina.  2014.  Language, Globalization, and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen.  Multilingual Matters. Blommaert, Jan.  2013. Ethnography, Superdiversity, and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity.  Multilingual Matters. Cody, Francis.  2013.  The Light of Knowledge: 

Anthropology News: “Language and Social Justice Committee Activities, 2013-14” (Bonnie Urciuoli)

June 27, 2014 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Anthropology News Columns, Language and Social Justice, SLA

The latest Anthropology News features an article from Bonnie Urciuoli entitled, “Language and Social Justice Committee Activities, 2013-14.” You can access the article on the Anthropology News website by clicking here, or by copying and pasting this link into your web browser: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2014/06/25/language-and-social-justice-committee-activities-2013-14/  

SLA Award for Public Outreach and Community Service – EXTENDED DEADLINE

The newly created SLA Award for Public Outreach and Community Service honors an SLA member or members for work that effectively impacts public awareness of social issues involving language and communication and/or represents a significant service to a particular community outside of the academy. Applicants may self-nominate or consent to the nomination of others.

Announcing the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize

February 11, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Graduate Paper Contest, Prizes

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of graduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. Papers should be submitted by the deadline, March 12, 2014. The winner and finalists will be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored panel at the 2014 AAA meetings in Washington DC, along with this year’s competition judges, Richard Bauman and Paul Manning. Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must have been a graduate student in a degree-granting program when the paper was written; must be the sole author of the paper; and must submit the