Tag: etymology

That’s Enough about Tim Ingold!: A Millennial’s Response

[This post is adapted and updated from a paper presented at the University of Colorado, Boulder graduate student conference, “The Ethnographic Turn” in 2016. I am indebted to…

How “Fake News” Lost Its Meaning

Collins Dictionary named “fake news” its 2017 word of the year, an easy choice given the word’s “unprecedented usage increase” of 365 percent over the previous year. Collins…

The way value inheres: Yolŋu riŋgitj and its relationship to Malay ‘ringgit’

  Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Port of Macassar, 1947.   There are many loan words from Malay and other Austronesian languages in the Yolŋu languages of east Arnhem Land (see…

The way value inheres: Yolŋu riŋgitj and its relationship to Malay ‘ringgit’

  Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Port of Macassar, 1947.   There are many loan words from Malay and other Austronesian languages in the Yolŋu languages of east Arnhem Land (see…