The abstracts below are summaries of papers by junior scholars from the 2017 edition of my course, Language and Societies. The authors are undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology and linguistics at Wayne State University. Over the next few weeks, some students will be posting links to PDF versions of their final papers below their abstracts. 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.
John Anderson: Symbolic Meanings of the “Rune Poems”
Lynn Charara: Portraits of The Orange Man
Nadine Duchaine: Native American Code Talkers: Life before the Code
Miriam Jacobs: Metaphors of Poverty
Stacy F. Markel: Power Play: gender, power, and language of nurses and doctors
Luke Pickrahn: The language of extreme metal