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.