Shadow Conversations and the Citational Practices of a Journal

Sonia N. Das

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    Drawing on the resonances between Judith T. Irvine’s (1996) writings about “shadow conversations” and the broader linguistic anthropological literature on citational practices (Goodman et al. 2014; Nakassis 2013; Rhodes 2020), I explore how the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology has sought to and continues to engage with the politics of inclusion and diversity in the construction of disciplinary knowledge, focusing in particular on publishing in academic journals. Following an earlier attempt to include an inclusion criterion on the journal’s Scholar One review portal, I now instead endorse the views of my colleagues to adopt a variety of strategies to showcase the work of underrepresented yet critical voices in the discipline. I conclude by highlighting the influential role that linguistic anthropologists play in promoting dialogue about the interdiscursive dimensions of knowledge production in the academy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)335-339
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Linguistic Anthropology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Dec 2021


    • academic publishing
    • citational practice
    • diversity
    • inclusion
    • interdiscursivity
    • shadow conversation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language


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