The Southeast Regional Linganth Exchange

Lise Dobrin, Associate Professor (Anthropology)

On September 14, 2019, UVa will host a small group of researchers affiliated with universities in the Southeastern US (Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) who share an interest in the study of language as it is used in social context. They will gather for a day-long conference in order to exchange reports of their ongoing research and explore possibilities for further collaboration. These researchers, all linguistic anthropologists, pay attention both to major world languages like English and Chinese and to small, minoritized, and unwritten languages, just as they try to understand what is happening at micro- and macro-levels in all communities whose linguistic ideologies, practices, and institutions they study.