The Society for Linguistic Anthropology is pleased to announce that plans are well under way for our first Spring Conference, March 8-10, in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania Anthropology Museum. The SLA board would like to ask SLA members to fill out a very brief (one question) survey as to whether you think you are likely to attend – this so we can make firmer plans for numbers. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BT7H3G5 Many thanks in advance for responding to the survey, and we hope to see lots of you at Penn a year from now!
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017 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. Submissions are now open for the 2017 prize. The SLA invites books with conceptual and theoretical focus, as well as ethnographic and descriptive works. Single-or multi-author books – but not edited collections – are eligible. Books must have been published between June 2014 and December