Jack Sidnell

Jack Sidnell

Primary Field
Linguistic Anthropology
http://www.anthropology.utoronto.ca
Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Linguistic anthropology, Social interaction; Ethics; Person, Self and Subjectivity
Biography

Jack Sidnell has conducted field research in the Caribbean, Vietnam, India and North America. The structures of social interaction have been the object of long term study. Other research has focused on the anthropology of knowledge and the ontology of action. His current research examines interlocutor reference (i.e. reference to speaker and hearer) in Vietnamese across a range of contexts including those involving the socialization of young children and those involving forms of public address (e.g. television and radio). This research poses a set of broad theoretical questions concerning the linguistic mediation of social relations and the consequences of linguistic diversity for social life.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
East Asia and the Pacific
Vietnam
Western Hemisphere
Guyana
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Languages
Creole English
English
French
Vietnamese
Organizations