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LINGUIST List 17.3175

Mon Oct 30 2006

FYI: Linguistic Anthropology at SIUC

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        1.    Janet Fuller, Linguistic Anthropology at SIUC

Message 1: Linguistic Anthropology at SIUC
Date: 30-Oct-2006
From: Janet Fuller <jmfullersiu.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Anthropology at SIUC

The Department of Anthropology at SIUC (http://www.siu.edu/~anthro/) is
building its graduate program in Linguistic Anthropology and invites
interested students to apply. SIUC has a vibrant four-field department,
where students receive training in all major sub-disciplines. Linguistic
anthropology students are trained in current linguistic and sociocultural
theory as well as current methods of linguistic description and analysis.
Our approach to language is ethnographic and eclectic, stressing the need
to master basic analytic skills in order to address anthropological problems.

Our faculty include Janet Fuller, whose research currently focuses on the
social roles of language in bilingual communities
C. Andrew Hofling, whose interests include Mayan linguistic history and
language documentation (http://www.siuc.edu/%7Eanthro/hofling/index.html);
and Anthony Webster, whose research focuses on Native American verbal art

Some major themes of special interest to the faculty include:

! Discourse approaches to language and culture
! Native American languages and their documentation
! Orality, literacy and cognition
! Discourse genres and verbal art
! Linguistic practices and power relationships
! Language and identity
! Linguistic and cultural history
! Language in its social and cultural contexts and functions
! Bilingualism and language shift

The Department has a Linguistic Anthropology Lab with equipment for analog
and digital audio and video recording and analysis. Interested students and
others are encouraged to visit our web page where information on the
program and application materials are available: http://www.siu.edu/~anthro/

C. Andrew Hofling
Department of Anthropology
Mailcode 4502
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4502

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

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