University of California San Diego  

Monday March 1, 2010, 12:30-2
LIMB: Mary Bucholz, Linguistics UCSB
Gender, stance, and expertise in scientific problem solving among high-achieving undergraduates (abstract here)

Monday February 8, 2010, 12:30-2
LIMB: Keith M. Murphy, UCI-Anthropology
Projects and Places: Reality and Reason in Architectural Critique (abstract here)

Monday, January 25, 2010, 12:30-2
Shane McClain, UCSD-Anthropology
Deictic Motion in P’urhépecha (abstract)



Monday January 18, 2010, 12:30-2
Minerva Oropeza, CIESAS-Golfo (Xalapa)
Electronic Corpus of Mexican Folktales Project (Abstract here.)

Monday, January 11, 2010, 12:30-2
Josep Soler Carbonell, Universitat de Barcelona/UCSD
Linguistic ideologies in Estonia: speakers’ evaluations and perceptions of the Estonian and the Russian languages (Abstract here) Monday, January 4, 2010, 12:45-2pm (NB: late start time)
Rupert Stasch, UCSD Anthropology
Some Everyday Language of White Primitivism: Textual Features and Textual Effects in Travel Writing about Korowai of West Papua. (Abstract here)


Monday, November 30, 2009, 12:30-2pm
Fred Erickson, UCLA GSEIS

Monday, October 26, 2009, 12:30-2pm
Tom Csordas, UCSD Anthropology
"Ways of Asking, Ways of Telling." (Abstract here)

Monday, October 12, 2009, 12:30-2PM
Candler Hallman, UCSD Anthropology
‘Conflict by other means’:  Language in the Northern Irish Victims’ Rights Movement (Abstract here)

Monday, October 5, 2009, 12:30-2pm
John B. Haviland, UCSD Anthropology
"Meta-Iconic Regimentation: Portability and Two Clines of Semiotic Motivation in an Emerging Manual Communication System in a Mayan Community." (Abstract here)

Monday, May 11, 2009
1st annual Sandrizona Workshop. Guest speaker, Norma Mendoza-Denton (Arizona).
 AM & PM presentations by students. (Call for papers)

Monday, April 20, 2009, 12:30-2pm
Candy Goodwin, UCLA
Constructing Inequality as Situated Practice (abstract)

Friday, April 17, 2009, 11am-12:30pm
Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago
Flag“Do you bleed salsa or sofrito?”; Racializations and linguistic identity performances among “MexiRicans” (abstract)

Monday, April 13, 2009, 12:30-2pm
Stanton Wortham, U Penn
Ideologies of Mexican Immigrant Language in the New Latino Diaspora (abtract) (related article)

Thursday, Mar 5, 2009, 2-4pm
Jack DuBOis, UCSB
Emerging Emotions: When Affect is a Stance (abstract)

Monday, March 2, 2009, 12:30-2 p.m.
José del Valle, CUNY Grad Center   
“Everybody’s usage: the politics of grammar in the ‘Hispanofonía’” (abstract)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 12 noon
Adam Kendon
Kendon will "present examples to illustrate how I go about defining "gesture phrase" and "gesture unit" etc., and then proceed from there to show analyses of one or more extended pieces of discourse to show parallels in the organization of the gestural flow in relation to the organization of the spoken discourse flow - something which actually re-does what I did in my 1972 paper and which I never did again (and I don't think anyone else has, either, except McNeill, in a way, when he illustrates his notion of "catchment" - but, as you can imagine, I put things a little differently!). This raises issues about how one arrives at units of analysis in the kinesic flow, how we identify 'gestural expressions' as opposed to 'gestural actions' and so forth."

Monday, November 10, 2008, 1pm
Sonya Pritzker (Anthropology, UCLA)
Language socialization and ideologies of translation in American Chinese medical education. (abstract)

Monday, October 13, 2008, 12:45pm - 2pm
Isabel Galhano Rodrigues (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto)
Micro-analyzing face-to-face interaction. About some ways body movements accompany speech
(Prof. Rodrigues is a Fulbright Fellow at the Linguistics Anthropology laboratory during Winter Quarter 2008.)

Friday, October10, 2008, 11am - 1pm
Clara Saraiva (Instituto de Investigação Cientifica Tropical/ Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Possessed by Brazilian spirits in Portugal—Afro-Brazilian cults in Lisbon (abstract).
Prof. Saraiva is currently Visiting Professor at Brown University and a Research Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University

Friday, June 6, 2008, 3:00-4:30 pm
Saúl Mercado, (Anthropology, UC Berkeley)
Linguistic Citizenship: Immigration, Social Cohesion, and Education in Barcelona, Spain (abstract)

Monday, June 2 2008, 12:00pm–1:30pm
Geoffrey T.Raymond (UCSB, Sociology)
Limb Data Session. Linguistic Anthropology Lab (SSRB 340)

Thursday, May 29 2008, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rafael Nuñez (UCSD, Cognitive Science)
Facing the sunrise: mind, world, and culture in the bodily-based lexicalization of east-west absolute frames of reference in Aymara Talk abstract

LIMB data session
Thursday, 22 May 2008, 12-1:00
Simeon Floyd (Texas, Anthropology)
Gesture and time in the Amazonian language Nheengatú

Thursday, May 8, 2008, 3-4:30 pm
Alexandra Jaffe (California State University, Long Beach-Linguistics),Cooperation and new models of bilingual education on Corsica. Linguistic Anthropology Lab (Social Science Research Building 340). Talk abstract

Monday, May 5 at 12pm - Carol Padden (UCSD, Communication) Dr. Padden will lead us in a data session at 12, followed by refreshments. Linguistic Anthropology Lab (Social Science Research Building 340).

Thursday, April 24, 3-4:30
Claire Ramsey, Education Studies, UCSD
"Language Origin and Extinction: Narratives of Elderly Deaf Signers in Mexico City". 340CRB. Reception follows. Talk abstract

Moday April 21 at 12pm - Barry Brown (UCSD, Communication) Dr. Brown will lead us in a data session at 12, followed by refreshments. He will then give a talk at 2pm about his current research. Linguistic Anthropology Lab (Social Science Research Building 340).

Thursday, April 10, 3-4:30
Susan U. Philips, Prof. Emerita of Anthropology, University of Arizona
"How Tongans Make Sense of Variation in the Use of Lexical Honorifics". 340CRB. Reception follows. Talk abstract.

Monday, March 24, 12-3
Alessandra Fasulo
University of Rome, Psychology Department. Narrative and Gesture in a Southern Italy clothing factory. Talk handout.


Monday, March 17, 3-5
Joel Kuipers, Georgetown University.
Material witnesses: Langauge, objects & participation in middle school.

Monday, March 10, 3:30- 5
Keith McNeil, UCSD Anthropology.
Performing Divinity with a Difference: Iconopraxis and Dual-Embodiment in African and Hindu Traditions of Spirit Mediumship in the Southern Caribbean.

Feburary, 28. 3:30-5
Kensy Cooperider, (UCSD Cognitive Science)
Adult Pointing Gestures.

Friday, December 7, 2007
Chuck Goodwin UCSL
All day seminar (see video here).




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