Applied Anthropology

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Pamela A. Bunte, (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1979; Professor)

Pamela Bunte is the graduate advisor in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Bunte's interests include language socialization, language maintenance and revitalization, intercultural communication, ethnography of communication, American Indian languages and cultures, and Southeast Asian refugees. Her most recent work has included research with the San Juan Southern Paiute community on language socialization, verbal art, and language maintenance/revitalization, as well as work on federal recognition for Native American groups in the United States. She is presently working with a team of CSULB graduate students on the Little Shell Chippewa Federal recognition project. She also conducted research with the Long Beach Cambodian community for the 1990 U.S.Census. Recent publications include: "Translating a Southern Paiute Constitution: a case study of language maintenance," with Robert Franklin. In Ken Hale and Leanne Hinton, eds., The Green Book: Case Studies of Language Maintenance and Revitalization. New York: Academic Press, 2001, and "Verbal artistry in Southern Paiute narratives: Reduplication as a stylistic process." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 12 (1), In Press.

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