Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Event Schedule

Thursday, April 22

Participant Get-Together at new sports bar by RIMAC

Friday, April 23

9:00-9:30 Breakfast (catered by Art of Espresso)

9:30-9:35 Opening Remarks

9:35-10:30 Ashley Stinnet (UA), “Tucson Roller Derby”

10:10-10:30 Candler Hallman (UCSD), “Achieving Commemoration in the Northern Irish Victims’ Rights Movement”

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:45 Keynote Presentation: Jennifer Roth Gordon (UA),

12:45-1:45 Lunch (catered by UCSD Catering)

1:45-2:15 Jessica Novak (UCSD), “Barrios Sanos y Lugares Complicados (Healthy Neighborhoods and Complicated Places): Femail Discourse(s) on Paramilitary Violence and Social Cleansings in Cartagena, Colombia

2:20-2:50 Ufuk Coskun (UA), “Locating State and Ambiguous Victimization: Soviet/Muslim Ahıska Turk Lifestory and the Magazine in Turkey”

2:50-3:10 Coffee Break

3:10-3:40 Joon-Beom Chu (UA), “Intonation as Register: Incorporating Intonational Phonology to Linguistic Anthropology”

3:45-4:15 Melanie McComsey (UCSD), “Ideologies of Purity and Loss in Literacy-Based Strategies for Maintaining Isthmus Zapotec”

4:20-4:50 Erica Fontana (UCSD), “Minority Languages Online: The Case of Silesian Wikipedia”

5:45-? Participants' Dinner at Barbarella

Saturday, April 24

9:30-10:00 Maisa Taha (UA), “Life in the Intercultural Chronotope: Projections of Diverse Madrid in Amateur Fiction”

10:05-10:35 Haleema Welji (UCSD), “Mass Media and Public Pressure: The Struggle for Religious Identity in the Case of Islam”

10:40-11:10 Shane McClain (UCSD), “Motion and Social Indexicality in P’urhépechan”

TBA Brunch

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sandrizona 2010!


Sandrizona 2010: "Where the Desert Meets the Ocean"
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Language

Hosted by UCSD
with a keynote presentation by Dr. Jennifer Roth-Gordon (UA)
April 23-24, 2010

We invite research dealing with all aspects of language, anything from socialization and ideologies of language to multimodal forms of communication. Research projects may be at any stage of completion, and be solo or joint projects. There are two categories of presentations: Workshops and Talks. Workshops may be less polished, a presentation of work in progress, a time to talk through ideas with a fresh, receptive audience of peers and interested professors, and to receive and provide productive feedback. Talks may be more polished presentations of papers, thesis topics, or work to be presented at a future venue. Each participant will have a total of 15 minutes to discuss his or her work, and 10 minutes to respond to questions.

We invite interested participants to submit (a) a 250-word abstract, and (b) a 150-word biographical/professional description. Please note at the top of your abstract whether your presentation will fit in the Workshop or Talk category. Include your name, institutional affiliation, department, and email address. Abstracts are due Friday, March 26 to your appropriate campus contact.

UCSD students, please contact F. Candler Hallman ( UA students, please contact Ashley Stinnett (

Sponsored by the UCSD Division of Social Sciences, the UCSD Linguistic Anthropology Lab, the UCSD Department of Anthropology, the UA School of Anthropology, the UCSD Language, Interaction, Mind, and Body group, and the UCSD Graduate Student Association.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fall 2009 Preliminary Schedule

1:30 - 2:00 Introduction
2:00 - 2:35 Elizabeth Peacock UCSD
2:35 - 3:10 Maisa Taha UA
3:10 - 3:25 Break
3:25 - 4:00 Melanie McComsey UCSD
4:00 - 4:35 MB Thomas UA
4:35 - 4:50 Break
4:50 - 5:30 Business Meeting
Dinner to follow, at Sinbad?s

9:00-10:30 Rupert Stasch UCSD (Keynote Presentation)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:20 Mary Good UA
11:20 - 11:55 Joseph Soler Carbonell UCSD
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch
12:50 - 1:00 Regroup, recap, business announcements
1:00 - 1:35 Lauren Hayes UA
1:35 - 2:10 James Perez UCSD
2:10 - 2:25 Break
2:25 - 3:00 Dana Osborne UA
3:00 - 3:35 Candler Hallman UCSD;
3:35 - 3:50 Break
3:50 - 4:25 Jessica Nelson UA
4:25 - 5:00 Chen-chun UA
8:00 Dinner at ?The Cup? (Downtown Tucson)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

CFP: Sandrizona Fall 2009

Sandrizona 2009
The Second Bi-Annual UCSD - U of AZ Linguistic Anthropology Exchange
October 16th and 17th, 2009
Hosted by the University of Arizona

In an effort to nurture professional connections and scholarly exchange between graduate students interested in issues of linguistic anthropology at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Arizona, this is the second half of the first successful workshop.

We invite research dealing with all aspects of language, including, but not limited to:
Language and society
Language socialization
Politics, ideologies of language
Language and identity (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.)
Minority languages, multilingualism, and other languages in contact
Gesture, Sign language, and other multimodal forms of communication

Research projects may be at any stage of completion, and be solo or joint projects. Polished presentations are not expected. Instead, we visualize this one-and a half day exchange as an opportunity to talk through our ideas with a fresh, receptive audience of our peers and interested professors, and to receive and provide productive feedback. Each participant will have a total of 35 minutes to discuss their work; however, we will limit the number of
presentations in order to give adequate attention to each project.

We invite interested participants to submit (a) an abstract (250 words) describing their research project, and (b) a biographical/professional description (150 words). Please make a note at the top of your abstract whether your presentation will focus on a) work-shopping new original data and theoretical analysis or b) preparing for a larger conference or job talk or c) other. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, department, and email address.

All submitted materials will be distributed at the event. However, those selected to present during the workshop will have their materials distributed to all participants prior to Sandrizona, in order to encourage a high level of participant feedback. Housing with U of A graduate students will be available for those graduate students visiting from UCSD. UCSD students, please submit your abstracts and biographies to Elizabeth Peacock ( U of A students, please submit your materials to Ashley Stinnett ( All materials are due by 5:00pm, September 1, 2009.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Presenters' Abstracts are Now Posted!

Look for them in the "Comments" section of the "Updated Sandrizona Schedule."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Updated Sandrizona Schedule

Sunday, 5/10
7:30-ish Burgers and beers with graduate students at La Jolla Brew House. (
Monday, 5/11
9-9:30a Coffee, bagels, Opening Remarks
9:30-10:05a Thea Strand (Arizona) “Ideologized Imitation: Policing a Local Dialect through the Ironic Use of Normative Linguistic Forms”
10:10-10:45a Tamara Jackson (UCSD) “Rounds and the Construction of Fair Turn-Taking During Children's Play”
10:45-11a Coffee break
11-11:35a A. Ashley Stinnett (Arizona) "Circulation and Multivocality in ‘Blood Talk’”
11:40-12:15p Elizabeth Peacock (UCSD) “The Intersection of Content and Social Organization in a Discussion of Out-migration”
12:15-1p Lunch break
1-2:30p Keynote presentation: Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton
2:45-3:20p Lori Labotka, & Bryan James Gordon (Arizona) “Sampling in Experimental Anthropology: Bringing Together Gender Socialization and Gesture Performance”
3:20-3:30p Break
3:30-4:05p Melanie McComsey (UCSD) “Learning to Take a Stance: Socialization and Stancetaking in the Negotiation of a Conflict”
4:10-4:45p Mary Good (Arizona) “Super Smart or Super Sexual? Language Ideology, Code Choice, and Gender Identities among Youth in the Kingdom of Tonga”
4:45-5p Closing Remarks

Dinner with presenters, visiting grads, and professors at Apollonia Bistro. (

Tuesday, 5/12
BBQ in Ocean Beach, hosted by the University of Arizona folks. (TBA)