Interview with Richard Bauman, part 2

April 24, 2017 No Comments ilana Uncategorized

March 7, 2017 Richard Bauman chatted with Ilana Gershon over coffee about his career upon receiving the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology.  Below is the second part of an edited transcript of the informal conversation. In recent years, you have been turning to the study of media, and in particular to how people had to transform genres as they transitioned from performing in front of audiences to making early commercial sound recordings. How has studying media affected your understanding of performance? Coming to IU to a department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, the ethnomusicology graduate students made a

Interview with Richard Bauman, part 1

April 24, 2017 No Comments ilana Uncategorized

Richard Bauman chatted with Ilana Gershon over coffee about his career upon receiving the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology.  Below is the first part of an edited transcript of the informal conversation. Richard Bauman. James Brosher Over the course of your career, you have had many insights that have opened conceptual paths for others around performance, intertextuality, and so on.   Could you talk about the origins for one of your ideas and how your understanding evolved over different research projects, such as entextualization? For me, being part of a closely engaged circle of colleagues has been absolutely

Update from SLA President, Bonnie Urciuoli

April 21, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Uncategorized

The AAA announcement for the spring balloting is now open.  I write to remind everyone of the importance of voting.  In addition to the AAA ballots (including AAA president-elect), the positions of particular concern for SLA membership are the SLA president-elect, the Linguistic Seat on the Executive Board, and the Linguistic Seat on the Nominations Committee.  In addition, you will see an amendment to the by-laws, which reads as follows: The terms of office for members-at-large shall be three years, commencing at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. At the November 2016 SLA executive committee meeting,

Congratulations to SLA Member, Ignasi Clemente!

April 21, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Uncategorized

The Catalan Sociolinguistics Society, under the aegis of the Institute for Catalan Studies, has announced that the 15th annual Modest Reixach Prize will be awarded to Ignasi Clemente (Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY), for his book Uncertain Futures; Communication and Culture in Childhood Cancer Treatment (2015, Wiley Blackwell). The prize is named after Modest Reixach (1931-2011), a pioneer of sociolinguistics in Catalonia. It recognizes a scientifically innovative work of sociolinguistic investigation published in any language by an author resident in or affiliated with universities in the Catalan-speaking countries. Publications on sociolinguistic phenomena in the Catalan-speaking countries published outside the Catalan linguistic

SLA Award for Public Outreach & Community Service: Call for Nominations

April 19, 2017 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Award for Public Outreach and Community Service, Uncategorized

The deadline for submitting nominations is October 1, 2017. Created and awarded for the first time by the SLA in 2014, this award honors an SLA member or members for work that effectively impacts public awareness of social issues involving language and communication and/or represents a significant service to a particular community outside of the academy.  Such work may be in any medium including but not limited to books, reports, exhibits, pedagogical materials/curricula, documentary films, newspaper or magazine articles, blogs, digitized or broadcast media, and lectures.  Eligible work must have published, presented, or aired during the five years immediately preceding the submission deadline.  A Selection Committee appointed

Rick Parmentier’s Reflection upon Retirement

April 18, 2017 No Comments ilana Uncategorized

Rick Parmentier, Anna Babel and Ilana Gershon January 24, 2017 SLA interview with Rick Parmentier Rick Parmentier What article or book that you wrote are you most pleased with?  Could you talk about the story behind writing it? The principal argument of my paper “Diagrammatic Icons and Historical Processes in Belau” (American Anthropologist, 1985) was scribbled on a three-by-five card while in an ambulance taking me to the hospital after a massive injections of epinephrine. I did not know at the time that I have a fatal allergy to black hornets.  While I have never again written anything “on drugs,” I

2017 SLA Interdisciplinary Public Engagement Conference Fund CFP Application

April 13, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Award for Public Outreach and Community Service, Uncategorized

Interdisciplinary Public Engagement Conference Fund Call for Proposals Deadline: October 1, 2017 for 2018 conferences SLA announces an initiative to fund conference submissions promoting the dissemination of activist linguistic anthropology work at venues beyond the AAA meetings, in order to promote collaboration across sub-disciplinary and disciplinary boundaries. For example, SLA has supported special colloquia on linguistic anthropology and social justice in previous years at the American Association of Applied Linguistics conferences, and this year at LSA and elsewhere, although support is not limited to AAAL or Linguistics-specific conferences. Up to $500 per presenter for up to eight presenters, for reimbursement

Charles Goodwin’s Reflections on Retirement

April 11, 2017 No Comments ilana Uncategorized

SLA Interview with Charles Goodwin What article or book that you wrote are you most pleased with?  Could you talk about the story behind writing it? While “Professional Vision” is perhaps the article that anthropologists know best, what pleases me most in my career is my work on the social life of Aphasia. With that, I (and others) have been able to change the way that people encounter and think about not only people with aphasia, but, more generally, others who differ from themselves. The person whom I write about is my father who had a stroke in his early