Archive for November, 2008

Ph.D. candidate getting published in SLA journal

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Alejandro Paz, Ph.D. candidate for the joint degree in Anthropology and Linguistics, has won the annual prize given by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology for a graduate student paper. “The Circulation of Chisme and Rumor: Gossip, Evidentiality and Authority in the Perspective of Latino Labor Migrants in Israel”  will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.

A job well done for Alejandro! His paper will also be presented at the upcoming American Anthropological Society meeting.

Debenport to present at annual anthropology conference

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, which will be in San Francisco from November 19 through 23, will include a paper given by Chicago’s own Erin Debenport.

Erin’s paper, “Private Notice: Negotiating Secrecy in Public Uses of a Pueblo Language,” is part of the excitingly titled panel “Privates and Counterprivates,” which will focus on the modern conceptualization of the ‘private’ sphere in a world of ever-expanding ‘publics.’ We expect to hear good things after the conference!

CLS conference proceedings go digital

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Just a reminder to the many who have already heard the exciting news, and a happy word of announcement to those who may not have:

You may have been hearing rumors for the last year or so that CLS is hatching a plan to get the conference proceedings online. Well, the day has finally come!!!

Right now, volumes 39-41 are available, and new issues will be added as they are published. We’ll start posting back issues starting with volume 38 at the end of next summer.

The papers are available at and institutional access for the University of Chicago has already been set up, effective immediately. You can also link to individual papers through Google Scholar. . . .


CLS 44 and 45