Michael Silverstein (Anthro) to give 2019 Ryerson Lecture on October 24

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Prof. Michael Silverstein, a leading anthropologist who helped define the field of sociolinguistics, has been selected to give this year’s Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture.


A prestigious tradition celebrating the scholarly work of a UChicago faculty member, the Ryerson Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 24 in Mandel Hall. Entitled “Getting—and Getting Across—the Message,” Silverstein said the lecture will explore “the ways in which verbal messages, among other modes of communication, do sociocultural work, structuring our worlds of quotidian experience and cosmic belief, from interpersonal interaction to political messaging and beyond.”


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