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SLA Committee on Language and Social Justice

The charge of the SLA Committee on Language and Social Justice is to increase awareness, both within the AAA and among the general public, of the ways in which language is implicated in social discrimination; and, where appropriate, to respond to specific instances of language-related discrimination and injustice. To these ends, the committee seeks to collect and disseminate knowledge concerning language and social justice; to identify problems and issues in which linguistic anthropologists can and should intervene, and to which linguistic anthropological knowledge can and should be applied; to organize, lead, and facilitate such interventions and applications; and to advise the AAA Committee on Human Rights, the AAA Executive Board, and other AAA bodies on how the AAA as a whole should respond to issues concerning language and social justice.

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Current Core Members of the Committee on Language and Social Justice