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.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

More Miscommunication in the War Zone

Kerim at Savage Minds has a new post expanding on his ideas about cross-cultural miscommunication between US soldiers and Iraqi civilians. He suggests that, contrary to supporters of the military's Human Terrain System, advice from 'expert' researchers is neither necessary nor always helpful in avoiding miscommunication. (My comments on Kerim's earlier post are here.)