LINGUIST List 31.3028

Tue Oct 06 2020

Confs: Anthro Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 06-Oct-2020
From: Wee Yang Soh <>
Subject: Talking Politics: Anthropologists and Linguists Analyze the 2020 Election
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Talking Politics: Anthropologists and Linguists Analyze the 2020 Election

Date: 09-Oct-2020 - 11-Dec-2020
Location: Chicago/Online, USA
Contact: Wee Yang Soh
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Meeting Description:

How is the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election affected by language and culture? Experience and learn how anthropologists and linguists decipher political messages, and examine the words, gestures, tone of voice, and unspoken meanings that implicitly affect who we vote for, and why.

Talking Politics brings together anthropology and linguistics experts to share their distinctive analytic perspectives on political communication in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Organized by graduate students in the University of Chicago Department of Anthropology and University of Colorado Boulder Program in Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP), this interdisciplinary workshop series invites the public to experience and learn how language and culture shape real-world political communication.

This online forum features a series of webinars and a closing colloquium. Each Talking Politics webinar will feature demonstrations of the types of data and methods of analysis that anthropologists and linguists use in studying political communication. Each featured scholar will also engage in a conversation with invited guest discussants and members of the public. The series will conclude in December with a final colloquium featuring all the series’ speakers, moderated by Kira Hall, Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at University of Colorado Boulder and President of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology.

Program Information:

All events are online, and are free and open to the public. Register now to receive updates and news on all upcoming webinars, as well as more information on invited speakers. All presentations will be recorded and made available after each webinar.

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