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Linguistic Anthropology

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Nora C. England

Professor, Department of Linguistics |
(512) 471-9014 |
CLA 4.732

Education: Ph.D., University of Florida

Interests: Linguistic description, grammar writing, language and identity, language politics, language ideologies, Mayan linguistics, American languages

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Patience L. Epps


Education: Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Virginia

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Courtney Handman

Department Associate Chair; Associate Professor |
512-471-0059 |
WCP 4.124

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, the anthropology of Christianity, translation, religion and media, circulation, infrastructures, decolonization, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific

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Elizabeth L. Keating

Professor |
(512) 471-8518 |
WCP 4.156

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, language and status, American Sign Language, new communication technologies, computer-mediated interaction, multimodal communication, visual anthropology; Oceania, Micronesia, US

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Danny Law


Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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Joel F. Sherzer

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, ethnography of speaking, archival and documentary linguistics; North and South America

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Maria Sidorkina


Education: Ph.D. Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Yale University

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James Slotta

Assistant Professor |
WCP 5.134

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: language and knowledge, political communication, epistemologies and politics, cultures of circulation, semantics-pragmatics interface; Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Brian M. Stross


Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Linguistic Anthropology, Indigenous Mesoamerica, Maya Iconography and Epigraphy, Anthropology of Food, Ethnobotany, Cultural Forms.

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Anthony K. Webster

(on leave)

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, ethnopoetics, (Southern) Athabaskan languages, Navajo English, translation, iconicity, linguistic relativity, sounds, moral imagination, discursive discrimination, history of anthropology

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Anthony C. Woodbury

Professor, Department of Linguistics |
(512) 471-1701 |
CLA 4.728

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Documentary and descriptive linguistics; language endangerment; grammatical analysis and theory; natural discourse and oral literature; Chatino linguistics and language preservation; Yupik-Inuit-Aleut languages and speech communities