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AN News: “SLA at the 2016 AAA Meeting” by Aaron Ansell and Anna Babel

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) panels and other events at the upcoming AAA Annual Meeting (November 16-20 in Minneapolis,MN) promise to be exciting ones. Below is a schedule of these events with links to the Full Program on the AAA website.

Wednesday, November 16th

2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Affect, Identity, and Language Ideologies (2-0145)

Blank Faces (2-0170)

Prayer, Poverty, and Song: Cultivating Religious Sound in a Secular World(2-0225)

4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Discourses of Power and the Politics of Discourse (2-0380)

Media and the Movement of Language (2-0415)

Sticks and Stones: Struggle in Discourse (2-0330)


Thursday, November 17th

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

SLA Presidential Conversation on Multilingual Education and Social Justice (3-0605)

4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Getting in Touch: Phatic Traces and the Characterization of Circulation (3-1240)

Language and Identity in Interaction (3-1290)

Language in the Amerindian Imagination, Part II (3-1295) (Yup, somebody goofed; Part II of this panel will actually precede Part I)


Friday, November 18th

8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Language and the Moral Economy of Food (4-0225)

Language in the Amerindian Imagination, Part I (4-0130) (to follow Part II)

10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

(In)expert Enactments: Recontextualizing Expert Registers Across Social Domains (4-0540)

Voicing and Visualizing Community (4-0435)

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

SLA Presidential Conversation on Mentoring: Entering the Market (4-0755)

1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Achievements of Misunderstanding (4-1000)

4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Heritage Language Research (4-1155)

The Boundaries of Balance (4-1190)

Stereo-types: Voicing Persons, Entities, and Concepts through Graphic Artifacts (4-1310)

Telling War Stories: Examining the Narratives of U.S. Military Veterans (4-1230)


Saturday, November 19th

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

SLA Executive Board Meeting (5-0000)

8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Evidentiality in Contact Zones: Authority, Responsibility and Power (5-0085)

Professional Divides IV: Journalists and Anthropologists in Conversation about Language, Gender, and Representation (5-0040)

Raciolinguistic Ideologies: Field-based Approaches in the Local and Global (5-0155)

Re-imagining Language Revitalization in Contemporary Europe (5-0035)

10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Evidence Does Not Speak for Itself: Translation and the Representation of Evidence Inside the Legal System (5-0540)

Sounds Like Embodiment: Sound and the Material Body (5-0365)

1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Expertise and Evaluation: Engaging Language Ideologies (5-0780)

From a Back Row: Processes of Institutionalization and the Institutionalization of Life (5-0775)

Unexpected Tensions, Accidental Impacts: Engaging the Iconic (5-0770)

4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Accidental Impacts, Unexpected Tensions: Iconized forms in Projects of Language Standardization (5-1085)

Discovering the Past in the Present: Evidence of ‘Pre-Existing’ Multilingual Ecologies in Contemporary Language Ideologies and Practices (5-1095)

Linguistic Anthropology: A Multi-media Poster Session (5-1145)

SLA Graduate Student Essay Panel: Narrative as Evidence, Mobility as Discovery (5-1050)

7:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

SLA Business Meeting (5-1205)


Sunday, November 20th

8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Media and Marginalization: Disrupting Dominant Narratives of Gender and Race in Public Space (6-0025)

10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Taboo Language, Swearing, & Local and Global Positionalities (6-0245)


We look forward to seeing you all there.