Essays


Huckleberry Finn Takes the Turing Test
The Transformation of Ontologies and the Virtuality of Kinds

Language and Communication (2013)
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Information is the Enclosure of Meaning
Cybernetics, Semiotics, and Alternative Theories of Information

Language and Communication (2013)
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Semiotic Technologies, Temporal Reckoning, and the Portability of Meaning
Modern Modes of Temporality--Just How 'Abstract' are They?

Anthropological Theory (2013, Co-Authored with Anya Bernstein)
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Biosemiosis, Technocognition, and Sociogenesis
Selection and Significance in a Multiverse of Sieving and Serendipity

Current Anthropology (2011)
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Life Frames and Frames of Life
A Theory of Things, Including Media and Dreams

Current Anthropology (2011)
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A Mayan Ontology of Poultry
Selfhood, Affect, and Animals

Language in Society (2011)
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Enemies, Parasites, and Noise
How to Take Up Residence in a System Without Becoming a Term in It

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (2010)
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Meaning, Motivation, and Mind
Some Conditions for the Flexibility and Intersubjectivity of Cognitive Processes

New Ideas in Psychology (2010)
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Semiotics
Interpretants, Inference, and Intersubjectivity

The Sage Handbook of Sociolinguistics (2010)
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Value is Life Under an Interpretation
Existential Commitments, Instrumental Reasons, and Disorienting Metaphors

Anthropological Theory (2010)
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Meaning and Time
Translation and Exegesis of a Q'eqchi'-Maya Myth

Anthropological Linguistics (2009)
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Inalienable Possession as Grammatical Category and Discourse Pattern
Studies in Language (2009)
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The Complexity of Discourse
Journal of Quantitative Linguistics (2009)
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Enclosure and Disclosure
Public Culture (2007)
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Agency
The Relation between Meaning, Power, and Knowledge

Current Anthropology (2007)
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From Status to Contract Revisited
Temporality, Circulation, and Subjectivity

Anthropological Theory (2007)
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Inalienable Possession and Personhood in a Q'eqchi'-Mayan Community
Language in Society (2007)
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Number, Unit, and Utility in a Q'eqchi'-Maya Community
The Relation between Use-Value, Labour-Power, and Personhood

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (2007)
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Agent, Person, Subject, Self
Semiotica (2006)
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Residence in the World
Affordances, Instruments, Actions, Roles, and Identities

Semiotica (2006)
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Representations the World
Memories, Perceptions, Beliefs, Intentions, and Plans

Semiotica (2006)
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A Semiotic Ontology of the Commodity
Semiotica (2006)
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Psychological Depth is the Internalization of Dialogical Breadth
Modal Clitics and Mental States in Q'eqchi'-Maya

Language and Communication (2005)
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Stance and Subjectivity
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (2005)
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The Semiotic Stance
Semiotica (2005)
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The Meaning of Interjections in Q'eqchi'-Maya
From Emotive Reaction to Social and Discursive Action

Current Anthropology (2003)
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The Interclausal Relations Hierarchy in Q'eqchi'-Maya
International Journal of American Linguistics (2003)
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The Collection of Copal among the Q'eqchi'-Maya
Shifting Liaisons and Lasting Salience

Research in Economic Anthropology (1999)
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Poetic Function and Logical Form, Ideal Languages and Forms of Life
Chicago Anthropology Exchange (1999)
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Legend of the Suns
Reproducing the Production of a Nahuatl Text

Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl (1998)
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