Category Archives: Readings

Black Lives Matter and Police Violence

Readings and other resources for use in linguistic anthropology classes on topics of police violence, the Black Lives Matter movement, and structural racism Continue reading

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Ethnographies of language socialization

Building on the successful quest for ethnographies of language and gender on the LINGANTH email list, Elise Berman asked colleagues for additional recommendations. This time list participants suggested work on language socialization. Would people be willing to share their favorite … Continue reading

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Ethnographies of Language and Gender

Recently Elise Berman asked colleagues via the LINGANTH email list to recommend recent ethnographies of language and culture. Several people responded; some titles and links to publishers are collected here. Continue reading

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Field language competence article

‘On communicative competence…in the field‘ is a short ‘confessional’ article I wrote about the research challenges posed by limited field language competence and the development of field language competence while engaged in research. I’ve found it useful it in doctoral … Continue reading

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The i-word

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/linguists-york-times-illegal-neutral-accurate/story?id=17366512&singlePage=true#.UHfgZW_A9vs Accessed Oct 11, 2012 Linguists Tell New York Times That ‘Illegal’ Is Neither ‘Neutral’ nor ‘Accurate’ By CRISTINA COSTANTINI Oct. 1, 2012 José Manuel Godínez-Samperio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico says that he wants to be called “undocumented” because … Continue reading

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NY Times Drops “Illegals,” As Fox Continues To Cling To Slur

This December 2011 Media Matters article reports on controversy over use of the word “illegals” by former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller. The article disusses the word’s connotations, alternative terms, and media standards for terminology to use in … Continue reading

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The Associated Press Updates Its Stylebook, Still Clings to I-Word

This article reports on the Associated Press controversy regarding term “illegal immigrant” in news reporting. AP deputy standards editor David Minthorn is quoted as saying, “Alternatives like undocumented worker, illegal alien or illegals lack precision or may have negative connotations. Illegal immigrant, on the … Continue reading

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