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Submissions Open Sapir Book Prize 2013

Submissions are now open for the 2013 edition of the Sapir Prize. Deadline: May 1, 2013.

SLA Graduate Student Research Paper Competition (March 11)

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of graduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Prize. Papers should be submitted by the deadline, which is March 11, 2013. Detailed information is in this announcement.

AAA Handouts

Via Jocelyn Ahlers Hello – Thanks to the hard work of the SLA’s web team, we are able to offer what we hope will be a useful service to all presenters at the AAA who are planning to bring handouts and who would like an additional way to distribute those handouts to conference attendees.  The […]

SLA Undergraduate Student Essay Contest

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 best undergraduate 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 […]

Digital Content Editor self-introduction

Introducing myself, my work, and my ideas for digital content at SLA. I see the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s digital content as serving essentially two audiences: Society members and a broader public. My goal as DCE is to continue the good work undertaken by the SLA in recent years and to carry it forward into the future. SLA members also have a role to play in digital content, contributing your knowledge and expertise.

Call for submissions for the Sapir Book Prize (2012)

Call for submissions for the Sapir Book Prize (2012)

Submissions are now open for the 2012 Edward Sapir book prize.

SLA Nominations Committee

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 […]

SLA Position opening: Digital Content Editor

SLA Position opening: Digital Content Editor

The SLA seeks an SLA member to succeed Leila Monaghan as Digital Content Editor of the SLA website when she steps down by the end of 2011.

SLA Members Elected to AAA Offices

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 […]

SLA Election Results

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 […]

SLA Undergraduate Paper Contest

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 […]

Combatting Linguistic Inaccuracies in the Census

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 […]

Call for papers, AAA 2011: Language Contact

Forty Years After: Tidemarks, Legacies and Futures of Research on Language Contact This year marks forty years since the publication of Pidginization and Creolization of Languages. Edited by Dell Hymes, the volume has been foundational for research on language contact and creolization. Furthermore, in foreshadowing our intellectual engagements with the shifting realities of today, many […]

Congratulations to our Student Essay Prize Winners!

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 […]

Announcing the new “Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists” SLA resource site

We are very pleased to announce the first of a series of new resource sites, Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists, a blog and archive for the latest information about audio, video, and other tools we use in our field: http://kit.linguisticanthropology.org/about/ The site currently includes articles by Mark Sicoli and Robin Shoaps and links to useful websites […]

Nominees for the Edward Sapir Book Prize 2010

SLA is pleased to announce that the following 24 titles have been nominated and are eligible for the Edward Sapir Book Prize 2010.