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Stefan Groth

Language and its relation to culture has been a topic of research in German Volkskunde [folklore studies] from the beginning of the discipline. While dialectological studies, linguistic specificities of local cultures and language in everyday life have been integral parts of Volkskunde for much of the first part of the twentieth century, the discipline saw a shift away from its philological elements towards a social science orientation in post-Second World War developments. During the last decades, the analysis of linguistic dimensions of everyday culture has been on the margin of scholarly activities in Volkskunde. Starting with a historic perspective on the role of language in the beginnings of the discipline, this article discusses the development and decrease of the study of linguistic aspects. It analyses the role of language in contemporary German Volkskunde both in theory and methodology, and offers perspectives on how the discipline could benefit from a renewed focus on linguistic dimensions of everyday culture.

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Anthropology of the Word

The Stepsister of Linguistic Anthropology

Grzegorz Godlewski

Anthropology of the word is an approach that originated in Poland, at the University of Warsaw, in the early 1990s. It emerged from philological study of language and literature, by widening and strengthening their cultural dimensions. Gradually, this approach grew closer to linguistic anthropology but retained its specificity, which consists essentially in considering linguistic practices as cultural practices, including language-mediated practices in which the verbal line is only one thread; studying historical forms of linguistic practices; recognising verbal art (including literature) as a set of peculiar linguistic practices and making it a subject of anthropological study; including linguistic practices other than oral and written ones; identifying various cognitive aspects of the textual bias in order to eliminate its distorting effect on the study of linguistic practices.

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Cartographies of Communicability and the Anthropological Archive

Civil War Executions and the Harvard Irish Study

Brigittine French

This article traces ideological constructions of communication that enable powerful actors to determine what counts as silences, lies and surpluses in efficacious narratives about violence (Briggs 2007) in order to elucidate occlusions regarding legacies of the Civil War in the Irish Free State. It does so through a precise triangulation of multiple competing and overlapping narratives from unpublished fieldnotes, interviews, published ethnographies and other first-person accounts. The inquiry highlights social memories of the Irish Civil War that have been 'assumed, distorted, misunderstood, manipulated, underestimated, but most of all, ignored' (Dolan 2003: 2). The article argues that the excesses of the anthropological archive make the recuperation of a multiplicity of collective memories possible through a linguistic anthropological perspective that enumerates the kind of erasures at play in contentious memory-making moments, highlights polyvocality in metapragmatic discourse and tracks the gaps in entextualisation processes of historical narratives about political turmoil.

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BOY

Linguistic Anthropological Notes

Diederik F. Janssen

This article proposes a linguistic anthropological approach to the notion BOY, drawing attention to diverse research methods including etymology, onomasiology, corpus analysis, semantics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and comparative ethnolinguistics. As a popular and flexible lexical device, BOY may function as an operator on the received nature of manhood (by rendering it contingent on the discourse and narrative of development), but also as a possible aid in its ever-imminent bankruptcy by disengaging its stylistics from essentialist understandings of both gender and life phase. BOY, thus, lies at the heart of discussions about masculinity as it relates to performativity, language, and discourse, but, in important ways, it also exceeds and contests the confinements of gender/masculinity research.

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Reflections on Cosmopolitan

Politesse with Perspectives from Papua New Guinea

Eric Hirsch

University Press ). Palme , R. ( 1996 ), ‘Girl Sold in Death Compo’ , Post-Courier (PNG) , 9 May , 1 – 2 . Robbins , J. and A. Rumsey ( 2008 ), ‘ Introduction: Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology and the Opacity of Other Minds

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Soft skills, hard rocks

Making diamonds ethical in Canada’s Northwest Territories

Lindsay A. Bell

linguistic anthropology , ed. Alessandro Duranti , 23 – 45 Oxford : Blackwell Publishing . Agha , Asif . 2005 . Vice, footing, enregisterment . Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 15 ( 1 ): 38 – 59 . Agha , Asif . 2011 . Commodity registers

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Introduction

(De)materializing Kinship—Holding Together Mutuality and Difference

Kathryn E. Goldfarb and Caroline E. Schuster

fundamentally concerned with the perceptible qualities of the world” ( Chumley and Harkness 2013: 3 ). Drawing inspiration from diverse bodies of scholarship, including material culture studies, linguistic anthropology, feminist and queer theories, and science

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When the Future Is Hard to Recall

Episodic Memory and Mnemonic Aids in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski

Preliminary History and a Bibliographical Essay .” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 2 ( 2 ): 173 – 198 . Mayer , Sophie . 2017 . “ Girl Power: Back to the Future of Feminist Science Fiction with Into the Forest and Arrival .” Film Quarterly 70

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Introduction

Infrastructures of Certainty and Doubt

Matthew Carey and Morten Axel Pedersen

to Linguistic Anthropology . Malden, MA : Blackwell . Engelke , M. 2008 . ‘ The Objects of Evidence ’. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 14 : 1 – 21 . Ferme , M. 2001 . The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the

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Humor, Amnesia, and Making Place

Constitutive Acts of the Subject in Gezi Park, Istanbul

Christopher Houston and Banu Senay

. https://www.academia.edu/8237494/On_Singularity_and_the_Event_Further_Reflections_on_the_Ordinary (accessed 9 September 2017 ). Duranti , Alessandro . 2009 . “ The Relevance of Husserl’s Theory to Language Socialization .” Journal of Linguistic