Department of Anthropology

Language, Meaning and Society

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About LMS

Language Meaning and Society is an international journal of linguistic anthropology. It is an annual peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students in the linguistic anthropology program at the University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the journal is to focus on research that has broad theoretical and/or methodological implications for our understanding of the relationship between language, meaning, and society. There are many new topics of intellectual interest in the area of culture and communication, given emerging communication technologies and increased possibilities for interaction across nations and communities. We welcome articles that examine dimensions of language that are of social significance. We also welcome commentaries, discussions, and book reviews. Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words and should be submitted in accordance with posted style requirements.

We thank the College of Liberal Arts for their financial support, as well as the Department of Anthropology for their assistance with web maintenance and administrative support. We would like to thank all of the students and faculty members who helped us with the journal, and in particular, Professor Elizabeth Keating, who has been very generous with her time and energy. We would also like to thank the many anonymous reviewers who gave us invaluable feedback and guidance.

Call For Papers

We welcome original papers about linguistic anthropology as well as equipment and book reviews closely related to the significant topics. Desired frameworks include but are not limited to:

  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • Language and Identity
  • Speech Play, Verbal Art, and Poetics
  • Language and Media
  • Language and Technology
  • Language and Social Interaction
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Language and Endangerment
  • Language Socialization
  • Gesture
  • Signed Languages

For more details, please refer to our Style Sheet.