Anthropological Linguistics

Anthropological Linguistics

Edited by Anthony K. Webster

ISSN 0003-5483

eISSN 1944-6527


Anthropological Linguistics provides a forum for the full range of scholarly study of the languages and cultures of the peoples of the world, especially the native peoples of the Americas. Embracing the field of language and culture broadly defined, the journal includes articles and research reports addressing cultural, historical, and philological aspects of linguistic study, including analyses of texts and discourse; studies of semantic systems and cultural classifications; onomastic studies; ethnohistorical papers that draw significantly on linguistic data; studies of linguistic prehistory and genetic classification, both methodological and substantive; discussions and interpretations of archival material; edited historical documents; and contributions to the history of the field.

Table Of Contents

Volume 63, Number 4, Winter 2021 (Published 2023)


Special Issue: Reflections on Joel Sherzer (1942—2022)

Reflections on Joel Sherzer (1942—2022): A “Circumstantial” Special Issue
Anthony K. Webster

Moments among the Kuna: An Autobiographical Account
Joel Sherzer†

From the Tropical Forest to Caribbean Islands to Cities and Beyond: Migration, Displacement, and Travel of the Kuna
Dina Sherzer and Joel Sherzer† 

The Impact of Joel Sherzer’s Work among the Guna
Wikaliler Daniel Smith

A Conversation with Joel Sherzer
Anthony C. Woodbury

On Multiplying Echoes: Further Soundings on a Navajo Poem by Rex Lee Jim
Anthony K. Webster

Emerging Vitality in “Endangered” Forms of Verbal Art in Naso
Tulio Bermudez Mejia

Multilingual Networks Past and Present: Insights from Naduhup Languages of Northwest Amazonia
Patience Epps and Karolin Obert

Submissions & Book Reviews

Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be sent as e-mail attachments in PDF format to <>; alternatively, they may be submitted in three paper copies. Printed manuscripts, exchange journals, and books for review should be sent to:
Anthropological Linguistics
Indiana University
Student Building 130
701 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7100 USA

Additional information for contributors may be found on the journal’s website: <>.

Manuscript Form. Manuscripts must be double-spaced throughout (including quotations, tables, references, and notes) with at least one inch margins on 8½" x 11" or A4 paper and printed on one side of the sheet only. All pages must be continuously paginated.

Text. Anthropological Linguistics follows The Chicago Manual of Style. For exemplification of all matters of style, authors should consult a recent issue of the journal. A style sheet is available on the journal’s website.

Abstract. Each article manuscript must have at its outset, immediately after the title and author’s name, an abstract no longer than 100 words summarizing the conceptual content of the article.

Citations. Citations in the text are indicated parenthetically. When an author’s name is mentioned in the text, dates and pages immediately follow the author’s name, e.g., Boas (1940:2—35). Otherwise, an author’s name, dates, and pages appear within parentheses, usually at the end of a sentence, e.g., (Boas 1940:2—35).

Notes. Explanatory notes appear at the end of the text, immediately preceding the list of references.

References. Complete references to all works cited in an article or review should appear in a bibliography at the end of the manuscript. This section, entitled References, should include only works cited in the manuscript. The style follows a modified version of that used in the American Anthropologist, listing publication dates indented under authors’ names, with titles and publication information blocked to the right of the date.

Editorial Board

Anthony K. Webster (University of Texas at Austin)

Managing Editor
John A. Erickson (Indiana University)

Associate Editors
Philip S. LeSourd (Indiana University)
Jeffrey Heath (University of Michigan)
Barbra A. Meek (University of Michigan)

Editorial Board
Rusty Barrett (University of Kentucky)
David Bradley (La Trobe University)
Lyle Campbell (University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa)
Emiliana Cruz (CIESAS)
Regna Darnell (University of Western Ontario)
Patience L. Epps (University of Texas at Austin)
Ives Goddard (Smithsonian Institution)
Kathryn E. Graber (Indiana University)
Wilson de Lima Silva (University of Arizona)
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
Sean O’Neill (University of Oklahoma)
Jonathan Owens (University of Bayreuth)
Bernard Perley (University of British Columbia)
Ruth Singer (University of Melbourne)
Daniel Suslak (Indiana University)
Anthony C. Woodbury (University of Texas at Austin)


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