The Journal of Language & Sexuality

April 16, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Language and Gender, Uncategorized

On behalf of William Leap (American University), Co-editor, Journal of Language and Sexuality: The Journal of Language and Sexuality ( is now in its fifth year of publication. JL&S explores the discursive formations of sexuality, including (but not limited to) sexual desire, sexual identities, sexual politics, and sexuality in diaspora. JL&S addresses linguistic work in the widest possible sense, e.g. sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, phonology, pragmatics, semantics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, and any other mode of language-centered inquiry interrogating discourses of sexuality and their linguistic and social consequences. On a theoretical level, JL&S is indebted to Queer Linguistics as its major influence. Issue 4.1 of JL&S will soon be in print. We

AN News: “Silent Meditation: Speech, power, and social justice” by the Committee on Language & Social Justice

April 14, 2015 No Comments annab AAA, Anthropology News Columns, Language and Social Justice, SLA

Anthropology News Article by Netta Avineri, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, Independent Scholar; Robin Conley, Marshall University; Mariam Durrani, University of Pennsylvania; Kathleen Riley, Fordham University The AAA Committee for Human Rights Task Group/Society for Linguistic Anthropology Committee on Language & Social Justice is committed to collaborating with one another to provide a unique, linguistic anthropological perspective on relevant issues of the day. We believe that a merging of voices allows for greater depth of reflection, listening, and revision. In this way our process in the Task Group is symbolic of our greater ideals – a