Resources: Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology has created a new website:

Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists: A Society for Linguistic Anthropology Resource Site.

This is not their home page, instead, it is a blog providing advice on equipment purchases, audio/video techniques, grant applications, proposal writing, etc.  It includes links to places on the web, like the homepage for Plichta’s Akustyk Phonetic Software Analysis program (also linked on this blog) and for the American Folklife Center (at the Library of Congress).  Looks like it will be a pretty useful site.

Much of this appears to be the handywork of Leila Monaghan, the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Digital Content Editor.  She also maintains another website that might be useful: the Open Anthropology Cooperative.

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About LingEducator

Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh received a PhD for her dissertation on regional variation in the acoustics of Mexican American English (Michigan State University, East Lansing). Before that, she received an MA in English/Linguistics from North Carolina State University for her work on the acoustics of /r/--a sound which is highly variable in the English language. Her passion, however, has always been to understand the social implications of language variation. In addition to her work in acoustic sociophonetics, she has worked with rape trial analysis, developed cognitive methods for understanding discourse level variation between men and women, and created sophisticated tools for teaching future educators about the kinds of dialect variation they will find in the classroom. She has taught classes in English, Linguistics, and Education at Old Dominion University, William & Mary, the University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she is helping to develop models of student engagement in the classroom. She also consults in the private sector.
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