linguistic anthropology lab


Housed in Anthropology, the Lab is UCSD’s hub for research in linguistic anthropology; it welcomes not just specialists, but all those interested in linguistic anthropological methods and theories. It is located in the Social Sciences Research Building, Room 340 (see map).

All events are held over Zoom, unless otherwise noted. We usually meet on Fridays from 1-2:40pm.



Our 2022-2023 call for Kitchen Session presenters is open. Kitchen Sessions provide a friendly, low-stakes setting where grad students and faculty can share raw ethnographic materials and collectively brainstorm directions for analysis. Presenters from any department are welcome. No background in linguistic anthropology is required, just an interest in exploring what this kind of approach to your materials can yield. Click here for more details.

Alicia Wright has returned from dissertation fieldwork on American Sign Language interpreting in Rochester, New York. Welcome back, Alicia!

Remember, grad students can get academic credit for attending the Linguistic Anthropology Workshop: 1 unit per quarter for up to 4 quarters. The course number is ANTH 241.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Linguistic Anthropology is offering the following courses:
- ANTH 4. Words and Worlds: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (DEI; Yeh, fall)
- ANTH 240F. Core Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology (grad; Yeh, winter)
- ANSC 122. Language in Society (DEI; Yeh, spring)


Fall 2022 calendar

Get-together—friends of ling anth welcome!
in Doyle Community Park; RSVP to
Fri, Sep 30

Juan Luis Rodríguez, Queens College, CUNY
Linguistic Intimacy and Semiotic Conjectures: Venezuelan Diasporic Sociolinguistic Imaginaries
Fri, Oct 14

Michael Hillyer, Anthropology, UCSD
Grant proposal materials
Rachel Hicks, Anthropology, UCSD
AAA conference presentation run-through
Fri, Nov 4

Jonathan Rosa, Stanford
Indexical Disorder and the Diacritics of Raciolinguistic Life
Wed, Nov 16, 3:30pm

John Haviland, UCSD
ELAN tutorial/demonstration
ELAN is free and open-source software for transcribing and annotating video or audio data. All levels welcome; bring your laptop, with ELAN downloaded (link here). John will give a tutorial and demonstrate some of the features he has been exploring lately.
Fri, Dec 2