playing aborigine (1): awkward dancers and layered sovereignty

The past few days I’ve been cleaning up some files–as you’ve probably noted from the recycling of old poems and papers today (sorry!). But my writing has also turned to Continue Reading →

performed but not spoken (2): symbolic reduction, language ideology, and ‘amis popular music

We are used to the idea that language is a form of cultural patrimony. Many arguments for endangered language preservation, in fact, begin from this premise, which defines languages as Continue Reading →

performed but not spoken (1)

as noted in the last post, this year the foundation for endangered languages annual conference focuses on music and language revitalization movements. as a student of an endangered language and Continue Reading →