Asif Agha

Professor of Anthropology | University of Pennsylvania
 
 



PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES

2011. Mediatized Communication in Complex Societies. Special issue, Language and Communication 31 (3), Asif Agha, Guest Editor.

2007.

Language and Social Relations. Cambridge University Press.

2005.

Discourse Across Speech events: Intertextuality and Interdiscursivity in Social Life. Special issue, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 15 (1), Asif Agha and Stanton Wortham, Guest Editors.

1993.

Structural Form and Utterance Context in Lhasa Tibetan: Grammar and Indexicality in a Non-configurational Language. Monographs in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language, v. 2. New York : Peter Lang


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RTICLES AND REVIEWS





2012a. Mediatized projects at State peripheries. Language and Communication 32 (2): 98-101.




2012b. Recycling mediatized personae across participation frameworks. In Media Intertextuality, pp. 131-141, Mie Hiramoto, ed. Benjamins Curent Topics, v. 37. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Reprint of Agha 2010]




2011a. Commodity registers. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 21 (1): 22-63.




2011b. Meet mediatization. Language and Communication, 31 (3): 163-170.




2011c. Small and large scale forms of personhood. Language and Communication, 31 (3): 171-180.




2010. Recycling mediatized personae across participation frameworks. Pragmatics and Society, 1 (2): 311-319.




2009a. Registros de deíxis personal. In Lenguas en Contactco y Bilingüismo, www. lenguasdecolombia.gov.co/Revista/ [Tr. Agha 2007 ch 6]




2009b. Honorific language. In Pragmatics Encyclopedia, 1st Edition, pp. 224-227, Louise Cummings, ed. Oxford: Routledge.




2009c. What do bilinguals do? In Beyond Yellow English, pp. 253-260. Angela Reyes and Adrienne Lo, eds. New York: Oxford.




2007a.

The object called “language” and the subject of linguistics. Journal of English Linguistics, 35 (3): 217-235.





2007b.

Recombinant selves in mass mediated space-time. Language and Communication, 27: 320-335.





2007c.

Commentary on "Questioning democratic illusions" by Charles L. Briggs. Current Anthropology, 48 (4): 587.





2007d.

Commentary on "Agency" by Paul Kockelman. Current Anthropology, 48 (3): 387-388.





2006.

Norm and Trope in kinship behavior. Texas Linguistics Forum, 49: 1-21.





2005a.

Introduction: Semiosis across encounters. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 15 (1): 1-5.





2005b.

Voice, footing, enregisterment. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 15 (1): 38-59.





2004.

Registers of Language. In A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology , pp. 23-45, Alessandro Duranti, ed. Oxford: Blackwell.





2003.

The social life of cultural value. Language and Communication 23 (3/4): 231-273.





2002.

Honorific Registers. In Culture, Interaction and Language, pp. 21-63, Kuniyoshi Kataoka and Sachiko Ide, eds. Tokyo: Hituzisyobo.





2001a.

Register. In Key Terms in Language and Culture , pp. 212-215, Alessandro Duranti, ed. Oxford : Blackwell. [Reprint of Agha 1999a]





2001b.

Tibetan Book of the Dead. In Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, pp. 896-898, Robert Kastenbaum, ed. New York: Macmillan.





2000.

Review of Lee, Talking Heads: Language, Metalanguage and the Semiotics of Subjectivity. Anthropological Linguistics , 42 (2); 295-7.





1999a.

Register. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 9 (1/2): 216-219.





1999b.

Review of Urban, Metaphysical Communities: The Interplay of the Senses and the Intellect. Language in Society, 28 (1): 162-7.





1999c.

Review of Wierzbicka, Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words. American Anthropologist, 101 (4): 860-861.





1999d.

Review of Rahman, Pakistani English. Pakistan Studies News, 3: 6-7.





1998a.

Stereotypes and registers of honorific language. Language in Society, 27 (2): 151-194.





1998b.

Form and function in Urdu-Hindi verb inflection. Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, 1: 105-133.





1997a.

‘Concept' and ‘communication' in evolutionary terms. Semiotica, 116 (2/4): 189-215.




1997b.

Tropic aggression in the Clinton-Dole presidential debate. Pragmatics, 7 (4): 461-497.





1997c.

Review of Tedlock and Mannheim , eds., The Dialogic Emergence of Culture. Language in Society 26 (4): 593-597.





1996a.

Schema and superposition in spatial deixis. Anthropological Linguistics, 38 (4): 643-682.





1996b.

Rhetoric. In Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, 3: 1115-1119, David Levinson and Melvin Ember, eds. New York: Henry Holt.





1996c.

Review of Tannen, ed., Framing in Discourse . Anthropological Linguistics, 38 (1): 164-7.





1996d.

Review of Parmentier, Signs in Society: Studies in Semiotic Anthropology. Language in Society, 25 (2): 286-290.





1995a.

Process and personality. Semiotica, 107 (1/2): 125-146.





1995b.

Review of Duran, Knowledge in Context: Naturalized Epistemology and Sociolinguistics. American Anthropologist, 97 (2): 376.





1994a.

Honorification. Annual Review of Anthropology , 23: 277-302.





1994b.

The semantics and pragmatics of verb classifiers in Urdu-Hindi. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 20: 14-27.





1994c.

Review of Lucy, ed., Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics. Anthropological Linguistics, 36 (4): 529-534.





1993.

Grammatical and indexical convention in honorific discourse.
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 3 (2): 131-163.




1991.

On the partial formal syncretism of categories of clause structure in Lhasa Tibetan (with T. Chonjore). Nepalese Linguistics, 5/8: 1-12.





1987.

Case marking and verbal categories in Tibetan. University of Chicago Working Papers in Linguistics, 3: 1-20.





1985.

Agentivity, transitivity and the question of active typology (with K. Tuite and R. Graczyk). In A Parasession on Agentivity , Chicago Linguistic Society, 21 (2): 252-270.