These are some good general resources for linguistic anthropology and social theory.

Remember as you delve into this vast world of information that materials on the web MUST be evaluated as critically as any other texts we consider in this course. For brief guidelines on thinking critically about the web, click HERE.


Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
Comprehensive and elegant site providing readable entries on a variety of topics, theorists, and concepts.

Philosophy Pages
Garth Kemerling's comprehensive reference site on western philosophical traditions.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Comprehensive site with entries on key figures.

SIL Institute Online Glossary of Linguistic Terms
Searchable alphabetically.

Anthrobase Dictionary
Norwegian anthropologist Finn Sivert Neilson's searchable anthropology "dictionary". Can search by theorist, terms, movements, etc. Spotty in places, but helpful in others.
Comprehensive internet archive of marxist materials, biographies of theorists, full-text online and more.

Interesting Ling Anth Blogs/Vlogs

Timothy Bradley. Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology. [good summary of the field and what a ling anthro does]. Savage Minds blog.

Brave New Words by Dr. Piers Kelly
On the trail of linguistic creativity in Asia and Australia. Dr Piers Kelly is a linguistic anthropologist at the School of Language Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.

Glossographia – Anthropology, linguistics, and prehistory
Dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of language from a social scientific perspective. Stephen Chrisomalis is a linguistic anthropologist and cognitive anthropologist working at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. At the intersection of linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, cognitive science, and evolution, with particular foci on epigraphy, literacy studies, writing systems, numeration, and the history of science and mathematics.

Society for Linguistic Anthropology Blog

terralingua (language endangerment and preservation).

This Anthropological Life – Podcasting Complex Worlds through Public Conversations
We use our training to show how complex our world truly is and how that’s a beautiful thing. We expose injustices by revealing often hidden assumptions in everyday language, technology use, or body gestures. We are driven by the values of increasing social consciousness, acceptance and promotion of diversity, honest inquiry, and promote these in an inclusive, entertaining way.

The Speech Accent Archive
The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.

Why I Love My Linguistic Anthropology Major (Ekeme Ekanem at Los Angeles Pierce College, 2016).

Professional Organizations

American Anthropological Association
Home page of the American Anthropological Association. Find out what's happening in American anthropology. Brief history of the field, Section news, updates on policy debates, great links for anthropology resources on-line

Society for Linguistic Anthropology

Society for Linguistic Anthropology Committee on Language and Social Justice