Linguistic Anthropology

The study of language has been part of anthropology since the discipline started in the 1ate 1870s. This site is a place for linguistic anthropologists to post their work and discuss important events and trends in the field.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lingo and Niches

It'd be interesting to compare "lawyer lingo" (described by Language Log) with the allegedly obscurantist tendencies of early 1990s deconstructionists, described by a computer professional as an ecological niche. The way I see them, both phenomena relate to the connection between epistemology, communication, and social role.