2018 John Gumperz Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize Competition

February 7, 2018 No Comments Mariam Durrani Graduate Paper Contest

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) announces The 2018 John Gumperz Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize Deadline: Wednesday March 21, 2018 The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) is delighted to announce the inaugural John Gumperz Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition.  Each year the Society for Linguistic Anthropology confers an award for a distinguished graduate research paper.  Through a generous gift from Jenny Cook-Gumperz, we have established an endowment fund in honor of distinguished linguistic anthropologist John Gumperz (1922-2013) which supports this annual award, now renamed the John Gumperz Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. Awardees receive a cash prize, travel

2017 Sapir Book Prize Winners Announced

December 19, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Sapir Book Prize

This year’s recipient for the Edward Sapir Book Prize, awarded at the American Anthropological Association Meeting in Washington D.C., was Kathryn Woolard. She received the award for her book: Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia  (Oxford 2016). Two honorable mention awards were given to Sonia Das for her book, Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts (Oxford 2016), and to Erika Hoffman-Dilloway for her book, Signing and Belonging in Nepal (Gallaudet 2016). Congratulations to all the winners!  

Charles Briggs Receives Society of Medical Anthropology Book Award

December 13, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Prizes

This year’s recipients for the New Millennium Book Award, given by the Society of Medical Anthropology, were Charles L. Briggs & Clara Mantini-Briggs. They received the award for their book: Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice (Duke 2016). Congratulations!!  

SLA Public Outreach Award Deadline Extension to 10/15

October 6, 2017 No Comments Mariam Durrani Award for Public Outreach and Community Service, Prizes

The submission deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15, 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

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

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

Tweet-and-Storify about Language and Social Justice at AAA 2016

November 1, 2016 No Comments aaron AAA, Announcements

Overview The Society for Linguistic Anthropology Committee on Language & Social Justice (LSJ) will be organizing social media artifacts (tweets, Instagram posts, etc.) into a curated Storify (https://storify.com/) resulting from several events (panels, roundtables, meetings) during the AAA 2016 conference in Minneapolis[1]. Organizers Netta Avineri (navineri@gmail.com) Hilary Dick (dickh@arcadia.edu) Mariam Durrani (mdurrani@gmail.com) Kate Riley (kriley1125@gmail.com) We are currently recruiting several LSJ members and other interested parties to act as social media respondents at the conference. These “designated tweeters” will sign up to attend specific AAA events relevant to the Language and Social Justice Committee’s work including:     (i)   

Last Call: Nominations for Public Outreach Award (Oct 15)

September 12, 2016 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Award for Public Outreach and Community Service, Prizes, SLA

SLA Award for Public Outreach and Community Service: Call for Nominations The submission deadline is October 15, 2016. 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.  Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated.  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,

Announcement of new JLA Editor

August 5, 2016 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, JLA, SLA

The SLA board has concluded its search and is pleased to announce that Paul Kockelman will be the next Editor of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, starting in November at the close of the 2016 AAA.  Many many thanks to outgoing Editor-in-Chief Alexandra (Misty) Jaffe and Associate Editor Paul Garrett for their years of editorial service for the journal.

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

SLA Award for Public Outreach and Community Service The submission deadline is October 15, 2016. 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.  Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated.  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

AAA/SLA election reminder

May 15, 2016 No Comments Chad Nilep AAA, Announcements, Positions, SLA ,

Just a quick reminder to the SLA membership that the AAA election deadline is May 31st.  So if you haven’t already voted, please do so as soon as you can, particularly as there are two SLA positions on the ballot: secretary-treasurer and member-at-large.  Just find the “Vote Now” button on the AAA website. Thanks! How to Vote (from American Anthropological Association) 1. Click here to login using your AAA member login information. 2. Click on the “Vote Now” button on the right side of the page. 3. If you don’t see a “Vote Now” button click on the “My Information” link on

SLA 2016 Undergraduate Essay Contest

April 17, 2016 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Prizes, SLA, Undergraduate Paper Contest

Society for Linguistic Anthropology 2016 Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Deadline:   June 30, 2016 Calling all linguistic anthropology undergraduates!  Do you have a stellar research paper that you would like to share with the wider professional community of linguistic anthropologists?  Submit to SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest! Every year the Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) confers an award for a distinguished undergraduate research paper.  Selected winner will be awarded $500, a certificate of accomplishment, and a $300 travel grant to the AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, November 16-20, 2016.  In addition, the winning essay will be considered for publication in our

Call for Nominations — Open until February 10, 2016

January 18, 2016 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Positions, SLA

Dear SLA Colleagues, Greetings!  We are writing to encourage you to consider nominating yourself for one of two open SLA positions in the 2016 AAA elections. If you are interested in AAA governance or developing leadership within linguistic anthropology, please consider participating in the SLA’s Executive Committee by running for one of these two offices.  The descriptions follow below: Secretary-Treasurer: The Secretary-Treasurer shall have charge of the records of the Society and shall submit a draft budget not less than sixty (60) days before the Annual Meeting for the approval of the Executive Committee. Member at Large: There shall be