Tag: Society for Linguistic Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology and COVID-19

Chelsea Horton , March 26th, 2021


A post-COVID-19 “return to normal” implies a continuation of the very cultural, linguistic, and economic practices that precipitated the pandemic. Scholars of language and communication must do better…


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Making Our Meetings Work for Graduate Students

Steven Black , October 26th, 2020


Our AAA Annual Meeting and section meetings should be spaces for graduate training. We must do more to include graduate students in our events and produce programming to…


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Speak American

Summerson Carr , August 16th, 2019


October 16, 2017, begins as a normal day at your New Jersey high school. You are chatting with friends in Spanish, the second most-spoken language in the United…


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How “Fake News” Lost Its Meaning

Adam Hodges , June 6th, 2018


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…


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#Adulting and the Disordered State of American Adulthood

Ilana Gershon , April 2nd, 2018


[pquote]It is a word apt for the state of social adulthood in the US, where a long-eroding set of markers from the twentieth century are collapsing into a…


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The Storm After Maria

Anna Babel , November 7th, 2017


Puerto Rican Aftermath Puerto Ricans are US citizens. Puerto Rico is a colony. The tensions encompassed by these two facts were extremely clear in the federal response to…


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Here’s the Rub on the Dove Skincare Ad

Ilana Gershon , October 18th, 2017


The latest rendition of “sorry, not sorry” is not just topping the Billboard charts. It is also a public relations anthem about “missing the mark.” This time, Dove…


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Top Five Section News

Alexandra Frankel , December 19th, 2016


In the run-up to the holiday season we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of our most popular content this year. You can catch up…


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Top Five Section News

Alexandra Frankel , December 19th, 2016


In the run-up to the holiday season we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of our most popular content this year. You can catch up…


Top Five Section News

Alexandra Frankel , December 19th, 2016


In the run-up to the holiday season we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of our most popular content this year. You can catch up…


Run, Hide, Fight

Anna Babel , December 9th, 2016


On campus violence, language, and the climate of fear. Monday was my birthday. I was taking a walk along the river near my house when my phone buzzed. I…


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The Gap that Won’t Be Filled

Anna Babel , August 24th, 2016


An Anthropolitical Critique of the “Language Gap” Is language responsible for poverty? If poor and minority parents spoke like rich white parents, would they too become rich and…


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Charting New Territory

Anna Babel , June 30th, 2016


The Intersection of Language and Geography When most people think about linguistic geography, if they think of it at all, they think of dialect atlases such as the…


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Linguistic and Local Peripherality: The Case of Chalmatians in Greater New Orleans

Anna Babel , November 11th, 2015


In Greater New Orleans, there is an enregistered (Agha 2003) dialect of English that sounds similar to New York City English, making it stand out within the linguistic…


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