Distinguished Professor & Dean of Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of Southern California 1981 (Linguistics)
Office: 349 Haines Hall
UCLA Department of Anthropology
341 Haines Hall - Box 951553
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Linguistic anthropology, ethnopragmatics, phenomenological and anthropological theories of intentionality and human agency, political discourse, literacy activities, improvisation in language and music; jazz aesthetics; history of US anthropology; Samoa, U.S., Italy.
(For full list of publications go to "Homepage")
A. Duranti (Ed.) 2009. Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader. Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
A. Duranti 2007. Etnopragmatica. La forza nel parlare. Carocci.
A. Duranti (Ed.) 2004. A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Blackwell.
A. Duranti (Ed.) 2001. Key Terms in Language and Culture. Blackwell.
A. Duranti. 1997. Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge University Press.
A. Duranti 1994. From Grammar to Politics: Linguistic Anthropology in a Western Samoan Village. University of California Press.
2008. Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2001. American Anthropological Association/Mayfield Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.
1999-2000. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
1999.UCLA Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award.
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