Rongorongo inscription on wooden tablet.

Anthropology: Easter Island’s Undeciphered Writing System (Rongorongo)

Rongorongo Despite all that is known about the Rapa Nui of Easter Island, who continue to live in their thousands, a series of uniquely inscribed tablets taken from the island over 100 years ago remains minimally interpreted and largely unfathomable. … Continue reading Anthropology: Easter Island’s Undeciphered Writing System (Rongorongo)

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Linguistic Anthropology: Examining Language-Based Racism in American Sports

Sports, and sports watching, are integral parts of American society and are deeply ingrained in American culture. Sports are important ways for people to bond and form strong communal connections with each other, regardless of background. Because of this, athletes … Continue reading Linguistic Anthropology: Examining Language-Based Racism in American Sports

The Essence of Linguistic Anthropology

If you’ve ever heard the term “linguistic anthropology,” you could imagine that it’s a form of study that combines language (linguistics) with anthropology (the study of societies). Some say “anthropological linguistics” and “sociolinguistics” are synonymous. But, again, others claim they … Continue reading The Essence of Linguistic Anthropology