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M.A. Program in Linguistic Anthropology, Northern Arizona University

M.A. Program in Linguistic Anthropology, Northern Arizona University

M.A. PROGRAM IN LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY Flagstaff, Arizona The Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University offers one of the country’s best anthropology MA programs.Our MA program in linguistic anthropology provides students with opportunities for scholarly development and applied work grounded in strong theoretical and methodological foundations. Strengths of the program include an emphasis [...]

Players can group up to complete quests, explore the world, roleplay, or any other of a number of in-game activities. (Screenshot taken by the author. World of Warcraft ©2004 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.)

Digital ethnography of linguistic multitasking in World of Warcraft

Lauren Collister, a Ph.D. candidate in sociolinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, describes how digital ethnography deepened her understanding of multimodal communication within a team of World of Warcraft game players. Players use text, voice-over-IP talk, and face-to-face talk to accomplish distinct functions.