The Semiotics Workshop

Culture in Context

Month: March 2011

March 4th: E. Valentine Daniel

Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Keynote address: “The Lost Ur”

“The Limits of South Asia: The Eighth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference”

Discussants: Victor D’Avella (SALC) and Shunsuke Nozawa (Anthropology)

4:50 pm Swift Hall Common Room

The paper is available by email request from graduate student co-ordinators, Amy McLachlan ( and Chris Bloechl (

(For the full conference program visit:

Call for SLA Grad Paper Prize submissions: Deadline Mar 15

Reposted for the information of folks who may not be on the LINGANTH list:

A reminder that SLA is sponsoring a new event for the Graduate Student Paper Prize competition this year, with a workshop for finalists at the AAA meetings in Montreal.  The deadline for submission of papers is the middle of this month.

Grads, please submit your work and faculty, please alert your students!

Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition:  March 15 deadline

This year we will be conducting the SLA graduate student paper prize competition a little differently than in the past (note, the undergraduate student paper prize competition is not affected by this and will be announced as usual).  The SLA is calling for graduate students to submit papers to the section by March 15th; the winner and finalists will then be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored workshop at the 2011 AAA meetings in Montreal, along with two senior linguistic anthropologists (to be announced), to conduct a discussion based on the papers’ research results.  In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must have been either a graduate or undergraduate student in a degree-granting program when the paper was written; must be the sole author of the paper; and must submit the paper no more than two years after it was written. The paper must be an original work based on original research conducted by the author.  It will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, significance to the field, and substantive contribution.  The paper should be suitable for submission to the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology and must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, not including bibliography.  At the time of submission for this competition, the paper must not have been published or submitted for publication.

The paper must be submitted electronically in either .pdf or .doc format by the March 15 deadline.  It should be sent to Jillian Cavanaugh, SLA Member at Large (at the email below).  The cover sheet should include the title of the paper; the author’s name; the author’s email address; the author’s college or university affiliation; and the name of the faculty member who served as the student’s advisor with respect to the writing of the paper.

Please contact Jillian Cavanaugh with any questions: jcavanaugh (at) brooklyn (dot) cuny (dot) edu

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