Cuz it ain’t in the dictionary

June 24, 2016 1 Comment Chad Nilep Teaching, Words , , , ,

This morning in my English composition class, composed mainly of Japanese speakers, I came upon another pitfall of relying on “in the dictionary” as a test of acceptability. The verb ‘ruralize’, which rarely appears in books published after 1940, is nevertheless present in bilingual dictionaries.

Ethnographies of Language Socialization: Resources for Teaching Undergraduate Anthropology

November 9, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Language Socialization, Teaching

See below for a list of recent ethnographies on language socialization, which will appeal to educators and students of anthropology, particularly at the undergraduate level, as well as to readers with a general interest in linguistic anthropology. These titles were suggested on the LINGANTH listserv by members of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and to make additional suggestions, please email: soclinganth@gmai.com or post your suggestions to LINGANTH. Ethnographies are listed in reverse chronological order of publication. Click on the images to learn more about each title.  Gilmore, P. (2015). Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki. Wiley-Blackwell. García-Sánchez, I. M. (2014). Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods: The Politics

Ethnographies of Language and Gender: Resources for Teaching Undergraduate Anthropology

November 4, 2015 1 Comment Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Language and Gender, Teaching

See below for a list of recent ethnographies on language and gender, which will appeal to educators and students of anthropology, particularly at the undergraduate level, as well as to readers with a general interest in linguistic anthropology. These titles were suggested on the LINGANTH listserv by members of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and to make additional suggestions, please email: soclinganth@gmail.com or post your suggestions to LINGANTH. Ethnographies are listed in reverse chronological order of publication. [UPDATE 11/9/2015: See also suggested titles for recent ethnographies dealing with language socialization on the SLA blog] Click on the images to learn more about each title. Manning, P. (2015). Love