Announcing the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize

February 11, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Graduate Paper Contest, Prizes

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 12, 2014. The winner and finalists will be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored panel at the 2014 AAA meetings in Washington DC, along with this year’s competition judges, Richard Bauman and Paul Manning. Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must have been a graduate student in a degree-granting program when the paper was written; must be the sole author of the paper; and must submit the

AAA Call for Linguistic Anthropology Submissions

February 8, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Uncategorized

Dear Linguistic Anthropologists, As your new Section Program Editor I regret that I am getting off to a fairly exciting start. There have been some changes to procedures and deadline about which I have only just become aware – I am using every means of communication to spread my belated awareness among you all. The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting, which will be held this year in Washington, D.C. December 3-7. This year’s theme is: “Producing Anthropology”. I am writing to encourage you to submit invited sessions, volunteered sessions,

SLA Presidential Conversation

October 31, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, SLA

SOCIETY FOR LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY PRESIDENTIAL CONVERSATION ON LANGUAGE AND MOBILITY: RETHINKING THE POPULATIONS, PRACTICES, AND PLACES OF “MIGRATION” Friday, November 22, 2013 12:15pm to 1:30pm Chicago Hilton (Williford A) Event Description In conjunction with the AAA Public Education Initiative on Migration, this event will engage the co-constitutive relationships between language practices and the forms of mobility that are enabled and constrained by the processes of late capitalism. Participants will explore new approaches to mobility and language through a dialogic format. During the first part of the event, invited participants will offer brief reflections on the topic of language and mobility,

2013 SLA Student Essay Competitions Results

October 23, 2013 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, SLA

Society for Linguistic Anthropology 2013 Graduate Student Essay Competition 2 Winners: Elise Kramer (University of Chicago) ”Speaking for the Voiceless: Metaphors of Power and Agency in Political Discourse” Katherine Geenberg (Stanford) ”Fractal Marginalization and Linguistic Style in Hill Country: How the Nor-Rel-Muk Indians mix local Englishes to construct authenticity” 3 runners-up: Jonghyun Park (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) ”Korean Rap and Rhyme: Local Enregisterment of a Foreign Genre” Ferguson, Jenanne (University of Aberdeen) ”Code-mixing among Sakha-Russian bilinguals in Yakutsk: a spectrum of features and shifting indexical fields” Sabrina Gavigan (American University) “Meet the [Neoliberal] Faces of Mexico” All 5 will present

New SLA Anthropology News Column

October 18, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, In the news, JLA, SLA, SLA Section News

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s column in Anthropology News has been updated with an article by Christopher Ball, Alejandro Paz, and Michael Silverstein, entitled, “Teleologies of Structuralism.” Click here to read the article. 

Newest issue of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology available online

September 18, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, JLA, SLA, SLA Section News

      August 2013 Volume 23, Issue 2 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jola.2013.23.issue-2/issuetoc Table of Contents: Articles Thoroughly Mixed Yet Thoroughly Ethnic: Indexing Class with Ethnonyms (pages E1–E22) Andrea L. Smith and Anna Eisenstein Reading in Context: The Interpretation of Personal Reference in Ancient Maya Hieroglyphic Texts (pages E23–E47) Danny Law, Stephen Houston, Nicholas Carter, Marc Zender and David Stuart Intellectual Property in Practice: Filtering Testimony at the United States Trade Representative (pages E48–E65) Alexander S. Dent Co-Constructing Colonial Dichotomies in Female Former Colonizers’ Narratives of the Belgian Congo (pages E66–E83) Dorien Van De Mieroop and Mathias Pagnaer   Book Review Article Political Economy and Language: A Review

SLA Election Results

August 24, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, SLA, SLA Section News , ,

We are pleased to announce the results of the recent SLA elections. Bonnie Urciuoli was voted President-Elect, a two year term after which she will serve two years as President. James Wilce was elected to a two year term as Executive Committee Member-at-Large. These terms will begin at the end of the AAA meetings in November. At that time, Paul Kroskrity will step up from President-Elect to President of SLA.   Congratulations to Bonnie and James, and thank you for your willingness to serve in these positions. Thanks also to SLA members who agreed to stand for office, and to all those who voted in the

SLA Undergraduate Contest Announcement

June 7, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Prizes, SLA, Undergraduate Paper Contest

(Via Jillian Cavaugh) 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

AAA Elections 2013

April 18, 2013 No Comments Chad Nilep AAA, Announcements , ,

Elections for American Anthropological Association positions, including President-Elect, Executive Board members, and several committee positions, as well as elections for the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and other sections are open now until 31 May, 2013.

CFP: The Struggle Over Text and Context in the Healthcare Industry: Where Is Anthropological Insight

March 21, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Call for Sessions

Via Lissie Wahl-Kleiser: Lissie Wahl-Kleiser, Seth D. Hannah, Michael T. Nathan Contextualization is sine que non for anthropological interpretation. Applied industries, in contrast, favor literal interpretation of written and oral communication. Contextualization is notoriously absent from interpreting industry codes of ethics and standards of practice and when mentioned at all, it is given marginal attention. Does anthropology have anything to offer the processes of interpretation outside its own discipline? If so, how, when, and where? Do interpreters and the institutions they work for have flexibility to employ a more contextualized approach to interpretation? Might such questions uncover other struggles and negotiations

SLA Submissions for AAA (March 15)

February 5, 2013 2 Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Call for Sessions

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting, which will be held this year in Chicago, Illinois, November 20-24. This year’s theme is: “Future Publics, Current Engagements”.

Open Subfield Positions: UCLA Department of Anthropology

January 18, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Jobs

Over the next one to two years, the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks to hire two anthropologists for tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who will contribute theoretical and empirical innovation at the leading edge of the discipline. We invite applicants in any subfield(s) of anthropology and encourage applications from those whose work creatively bridges subfields. Our department is committed to building a more diverse faculty as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or

SLA Presidential Panel

The inaugural SLA presidential panel entitled: Frontiers in Methodology in Linguistic Anthropology has been organized for Thursday evening from 7:30-9pm in Union Square 22. Charles Goodwin, Marjorie H. Goodwin, Brendan O’Connor, Susan Philips and Deborah Tannen will be discussing how current theoretical interests within our subdiscipline have influenced how we do fieldwork. We encourage all the membership to come together to discuss and debate the current state of methodologies in our discipline(s).

Student Essay Contest Winners (2012)

October 25, 2012 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, Graduate Paper Contest, Prizes, Undergraduate Paper Contest

Undergraduate prize winner: Kamala Russell from the University of Chicago, with a paper entitled, Form and function: Character Viewpoint Gestures in Dialogic Narrative.
Graduate prize winner: Jennifer Guzman (UCLA), The Epistemics of Symptom Experience and Symptom Accounts in Mapuche Healing and Pediatric Primary Care in Southern Chile.