Friday, June 27, 2008

Great Diagrams in Anthropology, Linguistics, and Social Theory

I've set up a photo pool on Flickr as a public archive of Great Diagrams in Anthropology, Linguistics, and Social Theory.

Consider this your invitation to contribute!

("Partial personal semantic network for Tony D'Abrosca" by Claudia Strauss in What Makes Tony Run? Schemas as Motives Reconsidered)

Tuamatuan Conception of the Cosmos, by Paiore. Inspiration for Margaret Mead's fieldwork in American Samoa.

Plan of the House, by Pierre Bourdieu (1970), in "The Kabyle House or the World Reversed" in The Logic of Practice.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Writing: final exams & conference papers

I'll be attending two conferences in May:
The Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium, and
CLIC (Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture) at UCLA.

The conference game

A few weeks ago, I attended Writing to Win: Plain Language Jury Instructions, a conference held at the Washburn University School of Law. The speakers provided a tremendous amount of insight into the legal profession's plain language movement. My sincere thanks to all the judges and lawyers I met in Topeka. You were most generous with your time, and helped answer a great deal of the questions I went there to ask.
Special thanks to Professor Lyn Goering, who organized the conference.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Attending the AAA conference

I'm excited about the AAA Annual Meeting this week. Actually, I've been excited about it since this spring, when I first learned that the conference is being held at the Wardman Park Marriott, just 10 minutes by bike from home on the GW campus.

I've circled more sessions in the abstract book than I could ever really attend. Jen Cardew (Synthesis of Thought) is presenting in a panel on "Issues in Applied Linguistic Anthropology" (Sat., 8am-11:45). Cardew, Kroskrity, Haviland, and even Alim!

I'll be sure to check that one out.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Literature review: legal anthropology

Here’s a literature review I’ve been writing for a long-term research project on legal anthropology and linguistic ideologies. Enjoy.

A History of Legal Anthropology and the Next Generation of Research at the Intersection of Language, Ideology, and Power

I think that title may need some work. If you have any thoughts, feel free to leave a comment.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cotlow presentation

I delivered this presentation (.pdf) at the Anthropology Department’s Student Research Conference on October 26th.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lewis N. Cotlow Field Research Fund

A list of the Lewis N. Cotlow Field Research Fund's 2007 grant recipients has been posted to the GW Anthropology Department's website. Here are links to my abstract, proposal (pdf), and other sample proposals.