Call for submissions for the Sapir Prize

February 27, 2008 3 Comments alex Announcements, SLA

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 ethnographic and descriptive works. Single-or multi-author books – but not edited collections – are eligible. Books must have been published in 2006, 2007, or 2008 to be eligible. Three copies of books submitted for consideration should be sent to the address below by June 15th.

Invited session deadline postponed

February 27, 2008 No Comments alex AAA, SLA

Dear Linguistic Anthropologists, The Society of Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) has postponed the deadline for invited sessions from Monday, March 3, to Friday, March 7th. We hope that this will enable more of you to get sessions together for submission. The earlier post I sent out regarding the submission process is archived below, in case you missed it. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about either invited or volunteered session submission. The general AAA deadline for volunteered sessions, papers, and posters remains April 1st. See you in San Francisco, Kira Hall University of Colorado

AAA 2008 Panel Submissions

February 13, 2008 2 Comments alex AAA, SLA

Dear Linguistic Anthropologists,

It’s that time of year again: The Society of Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 107th Annual Meeting, to be held in San Francisco, CA, on November

Resolution on Language Questions in the US Census

December 2, 2007 No Comments alex Announcements, SLA

Proposed by CfHR Task Group on Language and Social Justice Laura R. Graham, Chair, Ana Celia Zentella, Bonnie Uricioli (With assistance from Terry Turner) Whereas: Anthropology as a profession is committed to the promotion and protection of the right of peoples everywhere to the full realization of their humanity, which is to say their capacity for culture, and whereas As a professional organization of anthropologists, the AAA has long been, and continues to be, concerned whenever human difference is made the basis for a denial of basic human rights, where “human” is understood in its full range of cultural, social,