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Paul V. Kroskrity


Professor


Contact Information

Email    paulvk@ucla.edu
Office  329A Haines
Phone  310-825-6237
I am a linguistic anthropologist who explores how various people use language ideologies in a variety of cultural contexts.

My research focuses on both key sites of language usage as well as on everyday practices of communication in Native American societies.  The key sites I work with include the performance and reception of verbal art, the production of political and religious discourse, and the contexts of language endangerment and linguistic revitalization. The languages I have worked with are indigenous languages of the Western Pueblo region as well as those of Central California.  Though my research emphasizes Native American languages and cultures, I advise students working on language ideologies, verbal art, and language revitalization who research these topics elsewhere in North America, the Americas, and more globally.

My recent and ongoing research and writing include :

1) Theorizing “linguistic/speech community” as applied to contemporary indigenous communities experiencing language endangerment.  This involves a more phenomenological approach to boundary maintenance and temporal regimentation of folk history.

2) Developing an analytic concepualization of covert linguistic racism directed at Native Americans and their languages and cultures, by the dominant settler-colonial society, through the marginalization and trivialization of indigenous verbal art forms.

3) Producing language revitalization products (a practical dictionary and video documentation and analysis of indigenous language verbal art performances). These products are recipient-designed in accord with community protocols.

4) Understanding the impact of language ideologies and ethnopragmatic contexts in processes of language contact and linguistic change including grammaticalization.

5)   Arguing for more attention in documentary linguistics to be directed at indigenous verbal art.

6)  Exploring the changing nature of linguistic documentation products and language revitalization practices when indigenous communities become a major audience for their consumption.

In addition to being a Professor of Anthropology, I am also Professor and Chair of the Interdepartmental Program in American Indian Studies and currently serve as the President of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology (through 2015).

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Degrees

Ph.D., Indiana University (1977)

Awards

2013-2015 President, Society for Linguistic Anthropology, 
2006, 2008, 2010 Faculty Recognition Award, Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar Program

Selected Publications

1993 Language, History, and Identity: Ethnolinguistic Studies of the Arizona Tewa. U Arizona Press. 


1998. Ed. with B. Schieffelin and K. Woolard. Language, Ideologies, Practice and Theory. New York: Oxford University Press. 


1998. Arizona Tewa Kiva Speech as Manifestation of a Dominant Language Ideology. In Language Ideologies, Practice and Theory. B. Schieffelin, K. Woolard and P. V. Kroskrity eds. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 103-22. 


2000. Editor. Regimes of Language: Ideologies, Polities and Identities. Santa Fe, N.M.: School of American Research. 


2002. Taitaduhaan: Western Mono Ways of Speaking. University of Oklahoma Press. With Rosalie Bethel (North Fork Mono) and Jennifer F. Reynolds. 


2009. Ed. with Margaret Field. Native American Language Ideologies: Beliefs, Practices, and Struggles in Indian Country. U Arizona Press. 


2009. Narrative Reproductions: Ideologies of Storytelling, Authoritative Words, and Generic Regimentation in the Village of Tewa. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 


2010. Getting Negatives in Arizona Tewa: On the Relevance of Ethnopragmatics and Language Ideologies to Understanding a Case of Grammaticalization. Pragmatics 20:91-107. 


2010. The Art of Voice: Understanding the Arizona Tewa Inverse in its Grammatical, Narrative, and Language Ideological Contexts. Anthropological Linguistics 52.


2010. Language Ideologies--Evolving Perspectives. In J. Jaspers, ed., Language Use and Society (Handbook of Pragmatics HIghlights). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 


2012. Editor. Telling Stories in the Face of Danger: Language Renewal in Native American Communities.

Research

Language and culture; language contact, identity, and ideologies; anthropology and verbal art; ethnography of communication; American Indian Languages (especially the Kiowa-Tanoan and Uto-Aztecan families); the Pueblo Southwest, Central California

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2016 Winter Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2015 Fall Quarter

Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

2015 Summer Session

Community Internships in American Indian Studies

2015 Spring Quarter

Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2015 Winter Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2014 Fall Quarter

Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

2014 Spring Quarter

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2014 Winter Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2013 Fall Quarter

Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Winter Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2012 Fall Quarter

Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2012 Summer Session

Introduction to American Indian Studies

2012 Spring Quarter

Cultural World Views of Native America

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2012 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Native American Languages and Cultures

2011 Fall Quarter

Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

2011 Summer Session

Introduction to American Indian Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2011 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Native American Languages and Cultures

2010 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

2010 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Native American Languages and Cultures

2009 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2009 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Native American Languages and Cultures

2008 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2008 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

2008 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Native American Languages and Cultures

2008 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2007 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Data Analysis

2007 Winter Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2006 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2006 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

2006 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2006 Winter Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2005 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

2005 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Native American Languages and Cultures

2004 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

Language in Culture

2004 Winter Quarter

Introduction to American Indian Studies

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2003 Fall Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2003 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

Language in Culture

2003 Winter Quarter

Introduction to American Indian Studies

2002 Fall Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

Fiat Lux Seminar

2002 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

Language in Culture

2002 Winter Quarter

Introduction to American Indian Studies

2001 Fall Quarter

Native American Languages and Cultures

2001 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

Language in Culture

2001 Spring Quarter

Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

2001 Winter Quarter

Introduction to American Indian Studies

2000 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

Language in Culture

2000 Winter Quarter

Introduction to American Indian Studies

Language in Culture

1999 Summer Session

Culture and Communication

Language in Culture

1999 Winter Quarter

Introduction to American Indian Studies

Language in Culture

1998 Summer Session
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

ANTHRO 243A
Language Ideologies: Political Economy of Language Beliefs and Practices

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO C144
Native American Languages and Cultures

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO C243P
Native American Languages and Cultures

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO M162
Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

AM IND M162
Language Endangerment and Linguistic Revitalization

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

AM IND 195
Community Internships in American Indian Studies

2015 Summer Session

AM IND M195CE
Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

2015 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

AM IND M10
Introduction to American Indian Studies

2012 Summer Session

2011 Summer Session

2004 Winter Quarter

AM IND M200B
Cultural World Views of Native America

2012 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 147
Selected Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

2010 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 33
Culture and Communication

2008 Summer Session

2006 Summer Session

2005 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

2003 Summer Session

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

1999 Summer Session

ANTHRO 191HC
Data Analysis

2007 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO M140
Language in Culture

2004 Summer Session

2003 Summer Session

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Summer Session

1999 Winter Quarter

AM IND 10
Introduction to American Indian Studies

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

HNRS 98
Fiat Lux Seminar

2002 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO M241
Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

2001 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 33

1998 Summer Session

ANTHRO M140

1998 Summer Session

1997 Fall Quarter