Department of Anthropology

Joel F. Sherzer


Professor EmeritusPh.D., University of Pennsylvania

Joel F. Sherzer

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Interests


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

Biography


Additional affiliations: Linguistics

Research interests:
Linguistic anthropology, with a focus on ethnography of speaking and speech play and verbal art. The director of AILLA (Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America), Joel has carried out research among the Kuna Indians of Panama, and in Bali, Indonesia. His publications include Kuna Ways of Speaking and Verbal Art in San Blas. His newest title, co-authored with Yolanda Lastra and Dina Sherzer, is called Adoring the Saints: Patron Saint Fiestas in Central Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2009). He has held Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.

Courses


AMS 321 • Lang & Speech In Amer Society

30413 • Fall 2007
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM WAG 420
(also listed as LIN 373)

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AMS 321 • Lang & Speech In Amer Society

28075 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM PAR 201
(also listed as LIN 373)

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ANT 320L • Lang/Cul/Society In Latin Amer

27640 • Spring 2005
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM GEO 2.102
(also listed as LAS 324L, LIN 373)

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ANT 392N • Intro To Grad Ling Anthropol

28610 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM EPS 1.128

An Anthropology Core Course, this course is an introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of the study of language from a sociocultural perspective. Topics discussed include linguistic, philosophical, psychological, sociological and anthropological contributions to the understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication as a social activity embedded in cultural contexts. No prior training in linguistics is presupposed. Readings include both ethnographic studies and theoretical work about language.

LAS F382 • Conf Crs In Latin Amer Studies

85925 • Summer 2004

Individual study to be arranged with a faculty member.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. May be repeated for credit.

AMS 321 • Lang & Speech In Amer Society

26365 • Fall 2003
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM GAR 109
(also listed as LIN 373)

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ANT 320L • Lang/Cul/Society In Latin Amer

26070 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM NOA 1.124
(also listed as LAS 324L, LIN 373, SPN 347L)

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ANT 320L • Lang/Cul/Society In Latin Amer

26350 • Spring 2002
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM WAG 420
(also listed as LAS 324L, LIN 373)

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ANT 392N • Intro To Grad Ling Anthropol

26660 • Spring 2002
Meets T 2:00PM-5:00PM EPS 1.130KA

An Anthropology Core Course, this course is an introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of the study of language from a sociocultural perspective. Topics discussed include linguistic, philosophical, psychological, sociological and anthropological contributions to the understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication as a social activity embedded in cultural contexts. No prior training in linguistics is presupposed. Readings include both ethnographic studies and theoretical work about language.

AMS 321 • Lang & Speech In Amer Society

26565 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WAG 201
(also listed as LIN 373)

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ANT 320L • Lang/Cul/Society In Latin Amer

26645 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM ART 1.102
(also listed as LAS 324L, LIN 373)

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ANT 392N • Intro To Grad Ling Anthropol

27485 • Fall 2000
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM EPS 1.128

An Anthropology Core Course, this course is an introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of the study of language from a sociocultural perspective. Topics discussed include linguistic, philosophical, psychological, sociological and anthropological contributions to the understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication as a social activity embedded in cultural contexts. No prior training in linguistics is presupposed. Readings include both ethnographic studies and theoretical work about language.

AMS 321 • Lang & Speech In Amer Society

25880 • Spring 2000
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM WAG 420
(also listed as LIN 373)

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