2015 SLA Prize Winners

December 4, 2015 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Graduate Paper Contest, Prizes, Sapir Book Prize, SLA, Undergraduate Paper Contest

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology was proud to award the following prizes at the 114th AAA Annual Meeting in Denver: ♦ Sapir Award Kristina Wirtz for Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History. University of Chicago Press. (2014) 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 The 2015

SLA Committee on Language and Social Justice Call for Volunteers (open through November 25)

November 7, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Language and Social Justice, Positions, SLA

[Edit 9 December 2015] The SLA Committee for Language and Social Justice has now established its core committee. Individuals who are interested in participating in LSJ initiatives and campaigns may contact Netta Avineri navineri@gmail.com or Robin Conley conleyr@marshall.edu to be added to the google group list.   The SLA Nominations Committee is currently seeking volunteers to serve as a core committee member on the SLA Committee for Language and Social Justice (LSJ). The LSJ committee was created in 2009 out of the Task Group on Language and Social Justice and is a standing committee within SLA. There are currently four

Announcing the 2015 Sapir Prize Entries

June 26, 2015 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, SLA

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. The following 12 books have been submitted and are now being considered for the Edward Sapir Book Award. Winner(s) will be announced to the SLA membership at the SLA Business Meeting, held during the AAA Annual Meeting in Denver (November 18–22). Click on the cover images for more information about each

AN News: “Digital Counterpublics: Black Twitter in the Aftermath of Ferguson” by Mariam Durrani (University of Pennsylvania)

Anthropology News Article On November 24, 2014, St Louis prosecutor McCulloch announced that the grand jury trial did not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. As the news media reports and subsequent protests unfolded, the Twittersphere erupted in thousands of tweets condemning the non-indictment, especially given his self-confessed shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. These tweets are constitutive of a digital Black counterpublic that provides a strong opposition to mainstream media reporting and analysis. In the days that followed, online commentators critiqued the mainstream media coverage of Ferguson, the non-indictment, and other shootings of unarmed black men

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

March 17, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Award for Public Outreach and Community Service, Prizes, SLA

The submission deadline is November 6, 2015.

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 consent to the nomination of others.

Edward Sapir Book Prize 2015 – Open for Submissions

February 25, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Prizes, Sapir Book Prize

Edward Sapir Book Prize 2015 Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015 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 2015 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

Announcing SLA’s Annual *Undergraduate* Essay Contest

February 24, 2015 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, SLA, Undergraduate Paper Contest

Want to make a difference with your work beyond your undergraduate transcript? Submit to SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest! Selected winner will be awarded $500, a certificate of accomplishment, and a $300 travel grant to the AAA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, November 18-22, 2015. The paper will be considered for publication in SLA’s signature journal, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. Submit an original sole-author work based on your own research while in an undergraduate degree-granting program. Submissions must be submitted no more than 2 years since written and never have been published or submitted for publication. Essays will be judged

Announcing the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize

February 23, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Graduate Paper Contest, Prizes, SLA, SLA Section News

Announcing the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of graduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. Papers should be submitted by the deadline, March 20, 2015. The winner and finalists will be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored panel at the 2015 AAA meetings in Denver, along with this year’s competition judges (names TBA). The winner will receive a $500 prize and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Eligibility: In order to be eligible for

Spotlight: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

January 29, 2015 No Comments Chad Nilep Announcements, JLA

The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology is the primary publication of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology. This web site features a variety of information about the journal, and links to additional content from the American Anthropological Association and Wiley Online Library.

SLA Nominations 2015

January 20, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Positions, SLA

Dear SLA Colleagues, We are writing to encourage you to consider nominating yourself for one of two open SLA positions in the 2015 AAA elections. Our current President-Elect, Bonnie Urciuoli, will assume the office of the President at the end of this year. In addition a Member at Large, Jim Wilce, will also see the end of his term. Please consider participating in the SLA’s Executive Committee by running for one of these two offices. President-Elect: The President-elect shall assume the duties of the President in the event of absence, death, resignation or incapacity of the President, and shall succeed

AAA Executive Program Committee Call for Submissions

January 14, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, SLA

AAA 2015 Conference Theme: “Familiar/Strange” Casting common sense in new light by making the familiar seem strange and the strange seem familiar is a venerable strategy used across anthropology’s subfields. It can denaturalize taken-for-granted frames and expand the horizons of students and public alike. But useful as this process of estrangement and familiarization can be, it can lapse into exoticism through “us/them” comparisons that veil historical and contemporary relations of power and powerlessness within and across societies. As an orienting theme for the 2015 Denver meeting of the AAA, we invite proposals for Executive Program Committee (EPC) sponsorship (sessions, forums,

AAA Committee on Ethics *Call for Submissions*

October 17, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements

(1) The AAA Committee on Ethics Small Grants Program: The goal of the AAA Small Grants Program is to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms. The grant recipient(s) will have

SLA Undergraduate Contest Update: Deadline extended to September *22*

September 5, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, SLA

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of undergraduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest. The winner will receive a prize certificate, a $500 prize, and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A prize will be awarded only if a submission of sufficiently high quality is received. The winner or winners will be announced at the SLA business meeting, which is held during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Papers should

SLA Undergraduate Contest Update: Deadline extended to September 2.

July 17, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, SLA Section News, Undergraduate Paper Contest

(Via Jim Wilce) The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of undergraduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest. The winner will receive a prize certificate, a $500 prize, and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A prize will be awarded only if a submission of sufficiently high quality is received. The winner or winners will be announced at the SLA business meeting, which is held during the annual meeting of the American

UPDATE on SLA Edward Sapir Book Award

June 29, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, Sapir Book Prize, SLA, SLA Section News

The following 16 books have been submitted and are now being considered for the Edward Sapir Book Award. Winner(s) will be announced to the SLA membership at the SLA Business Meeting on December 6, 2014. Click on the cover images for more information about each book from the publisher’s website. Barton, Bernadette.  2012.  Pray the Gay Way: the Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. NYU Press. Billings, Sabrina.  2014.  Language, Globalization, and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen.  Multilingual Matters. Blommaert, Jan.  2013. Ethnography, Superdiversity, and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity.  Multilingual Matters. Cody, Francis.  2013.  The Light of Knowledge: 

SLA Award for Public Outreach and Community Service – EXTENDED DEADLINE

The newly created SLA Award for Public Outreach and Community Service 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 consent to the nomination of others.