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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.  This is a notably rich and vibrant collection of recent work in linguistic anthropology. The winner of this prize for the book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society will be announced at the  SLA Business Meeting during the AAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, on Friday November 19, 6:15-7:30 pm.

SLA Sapir Book Prize Competition 2010
Author Title Year Published Publisher
Bate, Bernard Tamil Oratory and the Dravidian Aesthetic 2009 Columbia University Press
Bennardo, Giovanni Language, Space and Social Relations 2009 Cambridge
Besnier, Niko Gossip and the everyday production of politics 2009 University of Hawaii Press
Blum, Susan D. My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture 2009 Cornell
Cavanaugh, Jillian Living Memory 2009 Wiley-Blackwell
Chrisomalis, Stephen Numerical Notation 2010 Cambridge
Cotter, Colleen News Talk 2010 Cambridge
Duchene, Alexandre Ideologies Across Nations 2008 Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.
Enfield, N.J. The Anatomy of Meaning 2009 Cambridge
Fader, Ayala Mitzvah Girls 2009 Princeton University Press
Galloway, Brent D. Dictionary of Upriver Halkomelem Volume 1 & 2 University of California Press
Grosjean, Francois Bilingual 2010 Harvard University Press
Hanks, William F. Converting Words 2010 University of California Press
Hill, Jane H. The Everyday Language of White Racism 2008 Wiley-Blackwell
Klaits, Frederick Death in a Church of Life: Moral Passion During Botswana’s Time of Aids 2010 University of California Press
Kockelman, Paul Language, Culture and Mind 2010 Cambridge
Mandeville, Francois This is What They Say 2009 University of Washington Press
O’Neill, Sean Cultural Contact and Linguistic Relativity among the Indians of Northwestern California 2008 University of Oklahoma Press
Park, Joseph Local Construction of a Global Language 2009 Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.
Richland, Justin B. Arguing with Tradition 2008 University of Chicago Press
Rosenwald, Lawrence Multilingual America 2008 Cambridge
Tomlinson, Matt In God’s Image: Metaculture of Fijian Christianity 2009 University of California Press
Webster, Anthony K. Explorations in Navajo Poetry 2009 University of New Mexico Press
Wilce, James M. Language and Emotion 2009 Cambridge

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