The abstracts below are summaries of papers by junior scholars from the 2019 edition of my course, Language and Societies, posted at the course blog of the same name. The authors are undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology and linguistics at Wayne State University. Comments and questions are extremely welcome, especially at this critical juncture over the next two weeks, when the authors are making final revisions to their papers.
Kate Blatchford: Redefining Urban Space: Language in the City Beautiful Movement
Amanda Diaz: To stage manage or not to stage manage
Jennifer Reed: Linguistic Landscape of Japanese in Novi
Zachariah Shorufi: The linguistic legacy of British colonization in Iraq
Michael T. Vollbach: Historical Influences on the Odawa Language
Li Zhang: Navigating internet censorship in China