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Name: Susan  D.  Blum (IPA: suzɘn blum)
Institution: University of Notre Dame
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State and/or Country: IN
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Truth, language and self, plagiarism, multilingualism, naming; pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: *My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell University Press, 2009).
*Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (Oxford, 2009).
*Lies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).
*'Good to Hear: Using the Trope of Standard to Find One's Way in a Sea of Linguistic Diversity' in Minglang Zhou, ed., Language Policy in the People's Republic of China (Kluwer, 2004).
*China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom (Hawai'i, 2002).
*Portraits of 'Primitives': Ordering Human Kinds in the Chinese Nation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
*'Truth,' J. of Ling. Anth., 1999.
*'Naming Practices and the Power of Words in China', Lang. in Soc. 1997.
Courses Taught: Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology
Doing Things With Words
Perspectives in Anthropological Analysis
Food and Culture
The Anthropology of Childhood and Education



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