The Edward Sapir Book Prize was established in 2001 and is awarded to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical or contemporary sociocultural processes. Beginning in 2012, the Sapir Prize has been awarded annually.
Graduate Student Essay Prize
From left to right: Alan Rumsey (representing, along with Frances Trix and Jim Wilce, this year’s judges), and the four honorees: Gregory Kohler (Honorable Mention), Lynnette Arnold (Honorable Mention), Andrew Carruthers (Winner), and Andrea Leone-Pizzighela (Honorable Mention).
“Collective Remembering, Shared Imagining: The Chronotopic Creation of Transnational Togetherness”
“‘Gregory Dry’: Parody and the Morality of Brand”
“Ideologies of Personhood: A Citizen Sociolinguistic Case Study of the Roman Dialect”
Undergraduate Student Essay Prize
Korinne Dunn (Winner), Indiana University; Advisor: Kathryn E. Graber
“Binders Full of Regret: The Circulation of Blunders in US Presidential Politics”
“#SixSeasonsAndAMovie: An Analysis of Fanfiction as a Form of Virtual Mediation of the Fan Community of Community”
“Russian to Conclusions: The Western Media’s Ideological Approach to Language in Ukraine”
“Traditional Speech and Alternative Culture: Intersections of Age, Class, and Persona in Baltimore (Hon)”
CONGRATULATIONS to these scholars for continuing to improve the field of linguistic anthropology!
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