Michael Silverstein


Michael Silverstein is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, and the Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. He is the co-author of Creatures of Politics: Media, Message, and the American Presidency (Indiana University Press, 2013). His work focuses on language structure and its functional contextualization, language history and prehistory, the anthropology of language use, sociolinguistics, semiotics, language and cognition, and history of linguistics and ethnographic studies.