Announcement: 2017 SLA Graduate Student Paper Competition

February 10, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Graduate Paper Contest, Uncategorized

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) announces the 2017 SLA Graduate Student Paper competition.  Deadline: Friday March 17, 2017. Every year the Society for Linguistic Anthropology confers an award for a distinguished graduate research paper.  Awardees receive a cash prize, travel funds to attend the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting, and an invitation to submit their paper for publication consideration with our signature journal, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.  In addition, the winner and finalists are invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored panel at the annual AAA meeting, with the competition judges serving as discussants.  This year the annual AAA meetings will be held in Washington DC from November 29 to

AN News: Trump’s Formulaic Twitter Insults

February 5, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Uncategorized

From Anthropology News Trump’s Formulaic Twitter Insults Trumped Up Words Adam Hodges Every presidential transition also involves a change in the regime of language. This year the juxtaposition between the outgoing and incoming regimes is especially stark, something President Obama’s evening farewell address followed by President-elect Trump’s press conference the next morning vividly depicted. However, underlying their many obvious differences, they both employ the common rhetorical device of repetition—Obama to inspire and affirm shared values, Trump to peddle insults peppered with gratuitous modifiers. In his address, Obama demonstrated his familiar composure marked by effective use of timing, repetition, and storytelling,