CFP Volunteer Session AAA 2010: “Circulate-able” Selves

CFP Volunteer Session AAA 2010: How We Formulate “Circulate-able” Selves: Introductions as a Social and Political Discourse Genre. Send to Nathaniel Dumas by March 15th, 2010.

AAA 2010: SLA Call for Invited Sessions

AAA 2010: SLA Call for Invited Sessions

SLA Call for Invited Sessions

It’s that time of year again: The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 2010 Annual Meeting, to be held in New Orleans, on November 17-21. 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 so that we can have an exciting meeting in New Orleans this November. The theme of the 2010 Meeting is “Circulation.” I hope that you will consider orienting your panels to the conference theme, although you do not have to do so.

Curriculum and syllabus workshop (proposals due March 1, 2010)

CWA would like to work with sections to co-present a collaborative workshop at the 2010 annual meetings on World Anthropologies Curriculum and Syllabus Development.

International scholarship competition (proposals due January 10, 2010)

The Commission on World Anthropologies (CWA) is seeking proposals from sections for invited sessions featuring the participation of international scholars at the 2010 AAA annual meetings.

A quick overview of sign languages

Basic Background:

Sign languages are different from both spoken languages and from each other. There is no universal sign language. Because Deaf people can’t hear the spoken language of the country, a sign language like American Sign Language has a different grammar from spoken language. It is also different from other sign languages—even British Sign Language—because of the separate histories of American and British Deaf communities. Sign languages are also not spelled out words, although fingerspelling can be used if you want to translate a written words like the name of an unfamiliar town into sign language.

Call for submissions for the Sapir Prize (2010)

The Edward Sapir Book Prize was established in 2001 and is awarded in alternate years to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical or contemporary sociocultural processes. The SLA invites books with conceptual and theoretical focus, as well as […]