The Department of Anthropology at SIUC (http://www.siuc.edu/~anthro/) is building its graduate program in Linguistic Anthropology and invites interested students to apply. SIUC has a vibrant four-field department, where students receive training in all major sub-disciplines. Linguistic anthropology students are trained in current linguistic and sociocultural theory as well as current methods of linguistic description and analysis. Our approach to language is ethnographic and eclectic, stressing the need to master basic analytic skills in order to address anthropological problems.
Some major themes of special interest to the faculty include:
! Discourse approaches to language and culture ! Native American languages and their documentation
! Orality, literacy and cognition ! Discourse genres and verbal art ! Linguistic practices and power relationships ! Language and identity ! Linguistic and cultural history ! Bilingualism and language shift
The Department has a Linguistic Anthropology Lab with equipment for analog and digital audio and video recording and analysis. Interested students and others are encouraged to visit our web page where information on the program and application materials are available: http://www.siu.edu/~anthro/