For people in the SF Bay Area: Interpersonal Communication, Part Time (Adjunct) Position The Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a part time (adjunct) instructor to teach one section of our introductory interpersonal communication course “Communication and Everyday Life,” a theory-based introduction to interpersonal communication. This course is scheduled to be taught Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 65 minutes during spring semester 2012. This position is pending approval and funding. Preference is for a candidate who has completed at least some doctoral-level work in interpersonal communication and who has taught an introduction to interpersonal communication (or similar course) at the
The Linguistics Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to hire a specialist in discourse-based approaches to functional explanation for grammar. The appointment will be tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2012. Candidates’ research should be based on a functionally oriented, empirically grounded approach to discourse and grammar, addressing the ways that language use shapes linguistic structure, and making significant theoretical contributions to the question of why languages are as they are. Candidates will be preferred whose research addresses the multidimensional nature of functional explanation, integrating insights from among the following areas: cross-linguistic and typological
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Linguistic Anthropology to begin August 2012. PhD in Anthropology or Linguistics preferred, ABD considered. The successful candidate will be dedicated to high-quality undergraduate education and a four-field approach to anthropology with a strong commitment to student and faculty diversity. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per academic year, including introductory linguistic anthropology each fall and spring semester. Preference will be given to candidates who can effectively educate students in all aspects of linguistics from a broad anthropological perspective, with an emphasis on language and
The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Common Rule. The Common Rule regulates human research protections for work supported by many US government agencies, and as such has a large influence on the practices of Institutional Review Boards and US universities, research institutes, agencies, and the like.
The Executive Board of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology is seeking someone who will serve as a member of the Nominations Committee of the SLA. The position is an appointed one, and the member of the Nominations Committee will work with the other members to advertise open American Anthropological Association positions that are designated for linguistic anthropology as well as open positions within the SLA. The Nominations Committee is responsible for proposing slates of candidates for the two kinds of elections. Members collect materials from potential candidates. Once slates are created, the members of the Nominations Committee submit candidates’ materials
Below is a list of the top 20 most downloaded articles from Journal of Linguistic Anthropology during 2010. Thanks to Wiley-Blackwell for supplying this information. All authors are invited to discuss these articles in more depth in a separate blog post. (Rank Accesses Article Title Authors Volume Issue) 1 (863) The Whiteness of Nerds: Superstandard English and Racial Markedness MARY BUCHOLTZ JLA 11(1) 2 (743) Those Naughty Teenage Girls: Japanese Kogals, Slang, and Media Assessments LAURA MILLER JLA 14(2) 3 (725) Urban Princesses: Performance and Women’s Language- in Japan’s Gothic/Lolita Subculture ISAAC GAGNE JLA 18(1) 4 (419) The Social Circulation
I’m very pleased to announce that in the spring balloting, SLA member and former SLA Treasurer Monica Heller was elected Vice-President and President-Elect of the American Anthropological Association; after a 2 year term, she will serve 2 years as AAA President. Niko Besnier was elected to the Linguistics Seat on the AAA Executive Board. Hurray for Monica and Niko, and warmest congratulations. Best wishes to all, Kit Woolard President, SLA
This post does not reflect the official opinions of the SLA, its officers or individual members. I thought this call for papers was interesting as it directly connects to the discussion we have been having in Language Links on computational models, cheers, Leila International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey ———————————————– Submissions Due: *Friday, February 24, 2012* ———————————————– http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/ws12 Workshop Aims ————- Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. It is clear that, to fully understand and explain human intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why narrative is universal and explain the function
I’m pleased to announce the results of the recent balloting for SLA offices. Paul Kroskrity was voted President-elect, a two year term after which he will serve two years as President. Jillian Cavanaugh was elected to a second term as a member of the SLA Executive Committee. These terms will begin at the end of the AAA meetings in November. At that time, Norma Mendoza-Denton will step up from President-elect to President of SLA. Warmest congratulations to Paul and Jillian, and my thanks to them for being willing to serve in these positions. Thanks also to SLA members who agreed
From Jillian Cavanaugh (SLA Executive Committee Member at Large and organizer of this year’s competition): Dear SLA Colleagues, On behalf of the SLA Executive Committee, I invite you to participate in this year’s Society for Linguistic Anthropology student essay prize competition for the bestundergraduate paper in linguistic anthropology. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THE GRADUATE PAPER CONTEST WAS EARLIER THIS SPRING. THOSE INTERESTED IN THE GRADUATE PAPER CONTEST SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT CONTEST CYCLE IN SPRING 2012) The deadline for the undergraduate contest is July 30. The SLA will award a cash prize of $500, as well as $300
Last week, after years of urging, the Census Bureau released this statement: In response to concerns expressed by data user groups, the Census Bureau decided to eliminate the term “linguistic isolation” for data products issued starting in 2011. We have changed the terminology to one that we feel is more descriptive and less stigmatizing. The phrase that will appear in all new products will be “Households in which no one 14 and over speaks English only or speaks a language other than English at home and Speaks English ‘Very Well.’” Why is this an important victory? Here’s the background.
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology – Volume 21, Issue 1 – June 2011 – Wiley Online Library. Currently in Free Access Articles Textual Iconicity and the Primitivist Cosmos: Chronotopes of Desire in Travel Writing about Korowai of West Papua (pages 1–21) Rupert Stasch Commodity Registers (pages 22–53) Asif Agha What Goes Around . . . : Some Shtick from “Tricky Dick” and the Circulation of U.S. Presidential Image (pages 54–77) Michael Silverstein The Historical Certainty of the Interpretively Uncertain: Non-Referentiality and Georgian Modernity (pages 78–98) Lauren Ninoshvili Culture and Interdiscursivity in Korean Fricative Voice Gestures (pages 99–123) Nicholas Harkness Major and Minor Chronotopes in a Specialized Counting System (pages 124–141) Donald
The SLA is calling for applications for registration waivers for participants in next year’s Annual Meetings in Montreal. The SLA will have one waiver to allocate and can compete for additional waivers if they become available. The AAA’s registration waiver program provides registration and membership fee waivers for qualified scholars. Qualifying scholars are: 1) individuals, regardless of academic degree, who bring a perspective to Meetings valued by the nominating Section; and 2) individuals asked to participate in a proposed event or Invited Session sponsored by your Section. Qualifying scholars may be employed outside the United States or Canada as practicing
Dear Linguistic Anthropologists, It’s that time of year again: The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 2011 Annual Meeting, which will be held this year in Montreal, Quebec, November 16-20. This year’s theme is: “Traces, Tidemarks, and Legacies”. As this year’s SLA Section Program Editor, I am writing to encourage you to submit invited sessions, volunteered sessions, and volunteered papers and posters. We are also including the call for submissions for graduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Prize; please take a look at that call if you are a graduate
From Jillian Cavanaugh, Brooklyn College, Chair of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology Student Essay Prize Committee The 2010 SLA Graduate Student Essay prize went to: Nicholas Harkness (University of Chicago) for his paper “Vowel Harmony Redux: A Binary Structure of Attribution in Korean and Its Ideological Framings.” The 2010 SLA Undergraduate Student Essay Prize went to: Jade Sewa De La Paz (Brooklyn College CUNY) for her paper ““OMG, Guess What?!”: The Indispensability of Gossip in Community Building.” Both winners were given a spiffy framed certificate and $500, as well as $300 to cover travel costs to new Orleans to accept
At the 2010 annual business meeting of the Society for Linguistic Anthropoology, the Sapir Book Prize was awarded to Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross, by William F. Hanks, published in 2010 by the University of California Press. Hanks holds the Distinguished Chair in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.