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Mary Jill Brody

Professor

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  • Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor
  • Co-editor of the International Journal of the Linguistics Association of the Southwest

Campus address
Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-5174
Fax: 225-578-4420
gajill@nospam.com@lsu.edu

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Mary Jill Brody's CV

Education

Ph.D. Washington University, 1982
M.A. Anthropology, Washington University, 1976
B.A. Anthropology, Ohio University, 1973

 

Research

Dr. Brody is completeing a book manuscript on The Discourse Grammar of Tojol-ab’al and writing an article on conversation for The Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology.

 

Selected Publications

    • 2011 “Sticky” Discourse Markers in language contact between unrelated languages: Tojolab’al (Mayan) and Spanish, in: A New Look at Language Contact in Amerindian Languages (LNCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 64). eds. Claudine Chamoreau, Zarina Estrada Fernández, and Yoanda Lastra. Munich: LINCOM.
    • 2007 A key metaphor in tojolabal Maya. Studia Humantaria I 3(23) 63-66.
    • 2006 Los clíticos modales en el tojolab’al: secuencia, combinación y orientación modal. Memoria del VIII Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística del Noroeste. Zarina Estrada Fernández, ed.
    • 2006 Responsibility in Tojolab’al gossip: Indirect speech, modal orientation, and metalinguistic terms as used to construct self and other in a moral landscape.” Ketzalcalli I 2:2-21.
    • 2004 Comunidad es familia, acuerdo es repetición: relación entre dos metáforas claves en tojolab’al. In La Metáfora en Mesoamérica, ed. Mercedes Montes de la Oca. Seminario de Lenguas Indígenas, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, D.F., 63-80.

 

Courses taught

Language and Culture
Field Methods in Linguistics
Discourse and Conversation
North American Indians
Women, Place, Culture