Mark Sicoli

Mark Sicoli, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, is a linguistic anthropologist who conducts ethnographic research with Zapotec speakers in Oaxaca, Mexico, and conducts historical research on language contact across the Americas. His research and teaching center around questions of the social reproduction and transformation of language through the practices of everyday life interaction. His current book project, Saying and Doing in Zapotec: Multimodality, Resonance and the Language of Joint Action, develops a new way to understand language reproduction and change, holistically integrated in a multimodal ethnography of social actions people accomplish with others as part of a material world of built resonances connecting talk, bodies in motion, and actions with cultural objects.