Give it up for Dell Hymes

3 09 2008

My final training course as a PhD student was supposed to be a virtual one on the theoretical legacy of Dell Hathaway Hymes, “one of the founders of modern sociolinguistics.” The training program (September 4-5, 2008, University of Jyväskylä, Finland) is run by Jan Blommaert and promises to take ethnography from a method for collecting data to an intellectual program, a theory of cultural knowledge. While the anxiety is killing me, I have decided not to participate. Time is money and the time is now. Sorry, Dell.

Dell Hymes

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