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, June 24, 2008

Pop star naming conventions and the press

There is an interesting "Short Take" in the May/June 2008 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review on pop star names. Music critic Chris Faraone asks why rappers are routinely identified by their given names, while performers in other genres are identified by their stage names.

Mr. Dylan, meet Mr. Dogg.