AN News: “Linguistic and Local Peripherality: The Case of Chalmatians in Greater New Orleans” by Katie Carmichael (Virginia Tech)

November 16, 2015 No Comments annab Anthropology News Columns

Anthropology News Article In Greater New Orleans, there is an enregistered (Agha 2003) dialect of English that sounds similar to New York City English, making it stand out within the linguistic landscape of the American South. This dialect is associated with the white, working class residents of New Orleans, and is imbued with the sorts of low status, high solidarity associations so many nonstandard regional dialects possess—speakers are framed as “uneducated” and “lazy,” but also “fun-loving” (Greenfield 1994; Starnes 1994; Coles 1997). Examining commercial and parodic memes circulating on the Internet reveals a pattern to the negative versus positive framing

Ethnographies of Language Socialization: Resources for Teaching Undergraduate Anthropology

November 9, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Language Socialization, Teaching

See below for a list of recent ethnographies on language socialization, which will appeal to educators and students of anthropology, particularly at the undergraduate level, as well as to readers with a general interest in linguistic anthropology. These titles were suggested on the LINGANTH listserv by members of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and to make additional suggestions, please email: soclinganth@gmai.com or post your suggestions to LINGANTH. Ethnographies are listed in reverse chronological order of publication. Click on the images to learn more about each title.  Gilmore, P. (2015). Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki. Wiley-Blackwell. García-Sánchez, I. M. (2014). Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods: The Politics

SLA Committee on Language and Social Justice Call for Volunteers (open through November 25)

November 7, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Language and Social Justice, Positions, SLA

[Edit 9 December 2015] The SLA Committee for Language and Social Justice has now established its core committee. Individuals who are interested in participating in LSJ initiatives and campaigns may contact Netta Avineri navineri@gmail.com or Robin Conley conleyr@marshall.edu to be added to the google group list.   The SLA Nominations Committee is currently seeking volunteers to serve as a core committee member on the SLA Committee for Language and Social Justice (LSJ). The LSJ committee was created in 2009 out of the Task Group on Language and Social Justice and is a standing committee within SLA. There are currently four

AN News: “Indian Mascots: Naturalized Racism and Anthropology” by Bernard C. Perley (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Anthropology News Article The month of September ushers in another season of professional football. Native Americans across the country will have to endure yet another year of public humiliation. The professional football team from Washington DC continues to use their racist moniker with impunity. How is it, in the Nation’s capital, such a public display of racist language can continue to be defended as honorific discourse presumed to elevate the public imagination of the entire population of the Indigenous peoples of North America? This is a social imaginary unworthy of a nation that purports to endorse the best values of

Ethnographies of Language and Gender: Resources for Teaching Undergraduate Anthropology

November 4, 2015 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Language and Gender, Teaching

See below for a list of recent ethnographies on language and gender, which will appeal to educators and students of anthropology, particularly at the undergraduate level, as well as to readers with a general interest in linguistic anthropology. These titles were suggested on the LINGANTH listserv by members of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and to make additional suggestions, please email: soclinganth@gmail.com or post your suggestions to LINGANTH. Ethnographies are listed in reverse chronological order of publication. [UPDATE 11/9/2015: See also suggested titles for recent ethnographies dealing with language socialization on the SLA blog] Click on the images to learn more about each title. Manning, P. (2015). Love