PUBLICATIONS

The following publications illustrate research topics explored by members of the Semiotics Lab and developed for article or book publication. Most items were published while one or more of their authors were still at Penn; a few appeared in print after authors had taken faculty or research positions elsewhere.

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2021

ARISPE-BÁZAN, DIEGO

Disreputable Spaniards versus middle-class Limeños: The coloniality of speech in Lima, Peru. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 31 (1): 43-63.

2021

TELEP, SUZIE

Performing whiteness, troubling blackness: Afropolitanism and the visual politics of black bodies in YouTube videos. Signs and Society, 9 (2): 234-262.

2020

DONALDSON, COLEMAN

The role of Islam, Ajami writings, and educational reform in Selmaana Kantè’s N’ko. African Studies Review, 63 (3): 462-486 [Winner, 2021 Prize for Best Article Published in the ASR]

2020

RHODES, CATHERINE

Dually authenticated and doubly modern: Institutionalizing jach maaya in the Yucatan today. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 30 (3), 326-352.

2019

DONALDSON, COLEMAN

Linguistic and civic refinement in the N’ko movement of Manding-speaking West Africa. Signs and Society, 7 (2): 156-185

2018

JONNALAGADDA, INDIVAR

Citizenship as communicative effect. Signs and Society, 6 (3): 531-57.

2018

EVERS, CÉCILE

Not Citizens of a Classical Mediterranean: Muslim Youth from Marseille Elude a Linguistic Gentrification by the French State. Signs and Society, 6 (2): 435-474.

2017

RIOFRANCOS, THEA

Scaling democracy: Participation and resource extraction in Latin America. Perspectives on Politics, 15 (3): 678-696.

2017

WEINBERG, MIRANDA

Taking down Barcelona in Kathmandu: Linguistic futures ins a student movement. Signs and Society, 5 (1): 69-95.

2017

LIMERICK, NICHOLAS

Kichwa or Quichua? Competing Alphabets, Political Histories, and Complicated Reading in Indigenous Languages. Comparative Education Review, 62 (1): 103–124.

2017

CULVER, KATHERINE

Courting legitimacy: Enregistering legal reasoning among US criminal trial jurors. Signs and Society, 5 (1): 1-34.

2017

RIOFRANCOS, THEA

Extractivismo unearthed: a genealogy of a radical discourse. Cultural Studies, 31 (2/3): 277-306.

2017

BERSON, JOSH

The Topology of Endangered Languages. Signs and Society, 5 (1): 96–123.

2016

LEEDS, ADAM

Dreams in Cybernetic Fugue: Cold War Technoscience, the Intelligentsia, & the Birth of Soviet Mathematical Economics. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 46 (5): 633-668.

2016

DONALDSON, COLEMAN

Manding reflexive verb constructions and registers in Jula of Burkina Faso. Mandenkan, 56: 3-28.

2015

FLEMING, LUKE

Taxonomy and taboo: The (meta)pragmatic sources of semantic abstraction in avoidance registers. Journal of Lingusitic Antrhropology, 25 (1): 43-65.

2015

WEINBERG, MIRANDA

Putting the fourth crow in the sky: Using narrative to understand the experiences of one non-heritage learner of an endangered language. Linguistics & Education, 30: 125-136.

2015

DONALDSON, COLEMAN

The social life of orthography development. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 30 (2): 1-12

2014

SEARLE, LLERENA

Conflict and commensuration: Contested market making in India’s private real estate development sector. International Journal of Urban & Regional Research, 38(1): 60-79.

2014

BERSON, JOSH

The Dialectal Tribe and the Doctrine of Continuity. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 56: 381–418.

2013

SEARLE, LLERENA

Constructing prestige and elaborating the ‘professional’: Elite residential complexes in the National Capital Region, India. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 47 (2): 271-302.

2013

MORTIMER, KATHERINE

Communicative event chains in an ethnography of Paraguayan language policy. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 219: 67-99.

2013

PARDO, REBECCA

Reality Television and the metapragmatics of racism. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 23 (1): 65-81.

2013

FAUDREE, PAJA

Singing for the Dead: The Politics of Indigenous Revival in Mexico. Duke University Press

2013

WEINBERG, MIRANDA

Revisiting history in language policy: The case of medium of instruction in Nepal. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 28 (1): 61-80.

2012

SWINEHART, KARL

Tupac in their veins: Hip-Hop Alteño and the semiotics of urban indigeneity. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Studies, 16: 79-96.

2012

SWINEHART, KARL

The enregisterment of Colla in a Bolivian (Camba) comedy. Social Text, 113, 30 (4): 81-102.

2012

LIMERICK, NICHOLAS

Recontextualizing ideologies about social difference in New York Spanish-language newspaper advertising. Language and Communication, 32 (4): 312-328.

2012

SWINEHART, KARL

Metadiscursive regime and register formation on Aymara radio. Language and Communication, 32 (2): 102-113.

2012

SMALLS, KRYSTAL

'We had lighter tongues': Making and mediating Gullah/Geechee personhood in the South Carolina lowcountry. Language and Communication, 32 (2): 147-159.

2012

SWINEHART, KARL & KATHRYN GRABER eds

Language and Publics in Stateless Nations. Special issue, Language and Communication, vol. 32, no. 2.

2012

LEMPERT, MICHAEL

Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. University of California Press. [Winner, 2013 Clifford Geertz Prize]

2012

BERSON, JOSH

Ideologies of descent in linguistics and law. Language and Communication, 32 (2): 137-146.

2012

STEINBERG, JONAH

Isma’ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community. University of North Carolina Press. [Winner, 2013 Center for the Study of Citizenship Award]

2011

EVERS, CÉCILE

Orthographic Policy and Planning in Sénégal/Senegaal: The Détournement of Orthographic Stereotypes. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 26 (1): 23-56.

2011

FLEMING, LUKE

Name taboos and rigid performativity. Anthropological Quarterly, 84 (1): 141-164.

2011

FLEMING, LUKE and MICHAEL LEMPERT

Introduction: Beyond bad words. Anthropological Quarterly, 84 (1): 5-14.

2011

FLEMING, LUKE and MICHAEL LEMPERT eds

The Unmentionable: Verbal Taboo and the Moral Life of Language. Special Issue, Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 84, no. 1.

2010

HARDY, KATHRYN

Mediating Bhojpuriya: Migration, circulation, and Bhojpuri cinema. South Asian Popular Culture, 8 (3): 231-244.

2010

BERSON, JOSH

Talking language to Whitefellas. History of Anthropology Newsletter, 37 (1): 3-18.

2010

BERSON, JOSH

Intellectual property and cultural appropriation. Reviews in Anthropology, 39 (3): 201-228.

2010

SMITH, DAYMON

The Book of Mammon. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

2009

ERKENBRACK, LIZ

Communicative commodity forms: Meaning-making in World of Warcraft. Language, Meaning and Society, 2: 8-32.

2009

FLEMING, LUKE

Indigenous language literacies of the Northwest Amazon, Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 24 (1): 35-59.

2008

SWINEHART, KARL

The mass-mediated chronotope, radical counterpublics, and dialect in 1970s Norway: The case of Vømmøl Spellmanslag. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 18 (2): 290-301.

2007

LEMPERT, MICHAEL

Conspicuously past: Distressed discourse and diagrammatic embedding in a Tibetan represented speech style. Language and Communication, 27 (3): 258-271.

2007

NAKASSIS, CONSTANTINE & MELANIE DEAN

Desire, youth and realism in Tamil cinema. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 17 (1): 77-104.

2007

PERRINO, SABINA

Cross-chronotope alignment in Senegalese oral narrative. Language and Communication, 27 (3): 227-244.

2007

REYES, ANGELA

Language, Identity and Stereotype Among Southeast Asian American Youth: The Other Asian. Lawrence Erlbaum

2007

LEMPERT, MICHAEL & SABINA PERRINO eds

Temporalities in Text. Special issue, Language and Communication, vol. 27, no. 3.

2006

DICK, HILARY

What to do with "I don't know": Elicitation in ethnographic and survey interviews. Qualitative Sociology, 29 (1): 87-102.

2006

LEMPERT, MICHAEL

Disciplinary theatrics: Public reprimand and the textual performance of affect at Sera monastery, India. Language and Communication, 26 (1): 15-33.

2006

COBEN, LAWRENCE

Other Cuzcos: Replicated theaters of Inka Power. In: Archaeology of Performance, pp. 223-260. T. Inomata and L Coben, eds. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.

2005

REYES, ANGELA

Appropriation of African American slang by Asian American Youth. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 9 (4): 509-532.

2005

LEMPERT, MICHAEL

Denotational textuality and demeanor indexicality in Tibetan Buddhist debate. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 15 (2): 171-193.

2003

STACK, TREVOR

Citizens of towns, citizens of nations: The knowing of history in Mexico. Critique of Anthropology, 23 (2).

2002

BAUER, ALEX

Is what you see all you get? Recognizing meaning in Archaeology. Journal of Social Archaeology, 2 (1): 37-52.

2002

REYES, ANGELA

Are you losing your culture?: Poetics, Indexicality and Asian American Identity. Discourse Studies, 4 (2): 183-189.

2002

PERRINO, SABINA

Intimate hierarchies and Qur'anic saliva (Tefli): Textuality in a Senegalese Ethnomedical Encounter. Journal of Linguistics Anthropology, 12 (2): 225-259.