1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Linguistics

Broach

As languages around the world rapidly disappear, the sociocultural situations of endangerment and their impact on communities remains largely unexplored. Ethnographic research consistently shows, “researchers and communities must come to understand what is happening to the speakers, not just what is happening to the language” (Granadillo and Orcutt-Gachiri, 3).

Sicoli

My research trajectory has grown from an interdisciplinary education in anthropology and linguistics along with my fascination with the place of language in human sociality. This has led me to develop methods of multimodal interaction and video analysis of embodied interaction within my ethnographic and documentary work, and also to develop historical linguistic methods bearing on the study of prehistory.

Wayt

My research centers on efforts to document and revitalize the Dakota language at Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota. Like most Native American languages, Dakota is highly endangered, with approximately 500 remaining speakers in a population of more than 20,000 people. I have the privilege of participating in efforts to revitalize Dakota in two primary ways. On the one hand, I document playful and poetic genres of speech, which are often neglected in documentary research.

Hoequist

"I am currently based in Wamsok, a remote village in the Prince Alexander Mountains of Papua New Guinea (East Sepik Province). My dissertation draws on 18 months of ethnography and linguistic research in this community, with the goal of describing its endangered speech surrogate system.

Rigney

I come from a background working on the E-MELD team on Linguist List, which aimed to establish and disseminate consensus about standards of best practice for digital language documentation, and linguistic fieldwork first in Argentina, then in Australia. Over the years, my focus has shifted from language documentation and description to the ethnography of language documentation - that is, the study of what documentary linguists do when they're in the field.

Eisenstein

My research takes up questions of health, care, and personhood through the lens of linguistic anthropology.

Morgenstern

My dissertation research investigates semiotic processes of ethical formation and transformation in a digital context.

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