The Annual Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology seeks to redefine the way we view Mediterranean and European Language and Society. The COMELA holds its annual conference in selected universities globally, and publishes its journal, the JOMELA, the Journal of Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology. The JOMELA is a quarterly, peer reviewed, free to publish, journal.COMELA 2020 registration
After studying Social anthropology and Linguistics at Cambridge, Geoffrey Benjamin taught Linguistic Anthropology and Sociology at Australian National Unviersity, and in Universities in Singapore. He focuses on Southeast Asia, with ethnic groups such as the Orang Asli, and Singapore and Indonesia’s Riau Islands. His publications extend on languages, societies, cultures and musics of the Malay World. He now develops Sociocultural theory.
ABOUT THIS SESSION
In the LIAISE 2-3 interview by COMELA, Geoffrey Benjamin discusses Social Structures of Southeast Asian indigenous groups, and describes how these groups inform his work on Social Organization. Benjamin discusses his investigations on the maintenance of social patterns, and the original approach to this at Cambridge. He then opens up on Temiar work, and his aspirations with regards to this, cognatic kinship, and farming in Southeast Asia.