The Linguistic Anthropology Lab hosts speakers and students for informal discussions of works-in-progress and work process in research on language/signs in social contexts. The lab is organized around three main functions:
- Data Sessions and Presentations: we host speakers (students and faculty) for informal discussions of works-in-progress regarding language/signs in social contexts. This includes the review of multimodal/video data, preliminary transcripts,
practice job talks, and test-run conference presentations, among other (exciting!) things.
- Seminar Room and Workspace: our seminar room and a workroom are available for collaborative and independent work. The rooms are located on the third floor of Haskell Hall, Rooms 301 and 302.
- Equipment and Software: the lab holds a collection of equipment and software for recording, transcribing, coding, and annotating data in a range of formats (video, audio, photographic, etc.).
2022-23 Lab Coordinator
2022-23 Event Schedule
Jan 18, 5-6:30 pm
Peer-to-Peer Skill-sharing: Urgent Ethnography in Action
Arnaaz Khwaja, Alex Shams, Yang Zhao, Yukun Zeng, Josh Babcock
Jan 20, noon-1:30 pm
In Speech and In Action: Gender, Globalization, and the Ethics of Exchange in Eastern Indonesia
Jan 27, noon-1:30 pm
Sociophonetics for Anthropologists Part 1: Intro to Phonetics & Praat
Feb 3, noon-1:30 pm
Sociophonetics for Anthropologists Part 2: Vowels
Feb 10, noon-1:30 pm
Sociophonetics for Anthopologists Part 3: Consonants
Feb 17, noon-1:30 pm
Sociophonetics for Anthropologists Part 4: Suprasegmentals
1007 Kick-off Social
1021 Data session with Anna-Marie Sprenger
1104 Data session with Grigory Gorbun
1116 The First Workshop on Urgent Ethnography with Josh Babcock and Yukun Zeng
Also Relevant: Semiotics Workshop
The Semiotics Workshop seeks to advance research based on a semiotic framework. Presentations will come from a variety of fields including but not limited to linguistics, psychology, sociology, political science, literary theory, and anthropology. By not limiting the topic of research by area, period or discipline, the workshop encourages discussion to center on how to study social and cultural phenomena as embedded in a meaningful context. By building on many seminal studies that have used semiotic approaches, the goal of the workshop is to continue to develop the rigorous analytic framework that provides the method for clearly defining linkages between the object of analysis and its context.
for more information, please visit: https://voices.uchicago.edu/semiotics/