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Top Articles of 2019

Chelsea Horton , December 20th, 2019


Another year almost done! Sit back, relax, and read some of the most-clicked articles on the website in 2019. With thanks to everyone involved with Anthropology News this…


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The Verbal Art of Kichwa Reclamation

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019


Ecuador’s Indigenous languages are varied and contested. What can poetry and curing chants tell us about the experience of language change and the people working to reclaim them?…


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Rapping in Sakha

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019


In Yakutsk, hip hop can be poetic, nostalgic, and even subversive. What can this inventive genre say about language relocalization and maintenance? A crowd gathers at Muus Khaia…


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The Joy of Dialects

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019


What a froggy mystery in Papua New Guinea can teach us about the pleasure and power of language diversity. Polopuak—frog. Since 2010, I have been working with Kala…


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Going Native…In Other Words

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019


The “Going Native” cartoon for this issue of Anthropology News was an exercise in celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, personal discovery, and reverse linguistic imperialism…


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Language Lessons

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019


A documentary film shows the challenges faced by Soli children as they learn in a language that is not their own. But does the future have to be…


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Indigenous Languages through a Reclamation Lens

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019


The United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages is likely to reproduce the colonial logics that underlie dominant narratives of language disappearance and loss. It doesn’t have to…


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Chris Ball on his book, Exchanging Words

| , May 27th, 2019


https://unmpress.com/books/exchanging-words/9780826358530 Meghanne Barker: This book moves, part by part, from within the park to outside of it, until we end up in France. How did you decide to…


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Communicating in Times of Crisis

Alexandra Frankel , August 16th, 2018


What anthropologists can do to support asylum seekers and the interpreters who serve them. It started with people tagging me on Facebook during the first few days of…


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Daniel Fisher on his book, The Voice and Its Doubles

| , April 23rd, 2018


https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-voice-and-its-doubles Interview by Georgia Ennis Georgia Ennis: Throughout your book, you follow both the imaginations and instantiations of an Aboriginal voice in radi…


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