A lot of my research has been on the social aspects of meaning. Here, I've collected together a bunch of relevant course notes.
Here are my presentations for teaching undergraduates in a course on African American Vernacular English with John Rickford.
And my slides for teaching undergraduates in a course on Language and Gender with Lauren Hall-Lew.
Core sociolinguistics with John Rickford, including things like:
Bell, Allan. 1984. Language style as audience design. Language in Society 13: 145-204.
Chambers, J.K. 2002. Patterns of variation including change. In The Handbook of Language Variation and Change, ed. by J.K. Chambers, Peter Trudgill, and Natalie Schilling-Estes. Malden: Blackwell. (In with the Labov 2001 notes.)
De Fina, A. (2007). "Code-switching and the construction of ethnic identity in a community of practice." Language in Society 36: 371-392.
Eckert, P. 2008. Variation and the Indexical Field.
Fischer, John L. 1958. Social Influences on the Choice of a Linguistic Variant, reprinted in Language in Culture and Society, ed. By Dell Hymes. 483-489.
Greenberg, J. (1948). "Linguistics and Ethnology," in D. Hymes (ed.) Language in Culture and Society. (1964). Harper and Row, New York: 27-35.
Higgins, Christina. 2007. Shifting tactics of intersubjectivity to align indexicalities: A case of joking around in Swahinglish in Language in Society 36: 1-24.
Hudson, R. 1997. Inherent variability and linguistic theory. Cognitive Linguistics 8: 73-108.
Inoue, M. (2002). "Gender, language, and modernity: Towards an effective history of Japanese women's language." American Ethnologist 29, 2: 392-422.
William Labov's Principles of Linguistic Change, vol iii: Social Factors. Malden and Oxford: Blackwell. 2001.
Community studies of variation with Penny Eckert:
Bloch, B. (1948). A set of postulates for phonemic analysis. Language, 24, 3-46.
Bortoni-Ricardo, S. 1985. The Urbanisation of Rural Dialect Speakers: A Sociolinguistic Study in Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Eckert, P. 2000. Linguistic variation as social practice.
Fought, C. 2003. Chicano English in Context. New York: Plagrave Macmillan.
Haeri, Noloofar. 1997. The Sociolinguistic Market of Cairo: Gender, Class and Education.
Horvath, Barbara M. (1985). Variation in Australian English: The sociolects of Sydney. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Keiser, Steve. Variation in Deitsch (amongst the Anabaptist Continuum).
Labov, William. "The social motivation of a sound change." Word 19, no. 3 (1963): 273-309. Harvard.
Labov, W. (2006). The social stratification of English in New York City. Cambridge University Press. Chicago.
Macaulay, R. K. S. (1977). Language, Social Class, and Education: A Glasgow Study. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Mendoza-Denton, N. 2007. Homegirls: Language and Culutral Practice among Latina Youth Gangs.
Modaressi-Tehrani, Yahya. 1978. A sociolinguistic analysis of modern Persian. University of Kansas, Ph.D.
Rickford, John R. 1979. Variation in a Creole Continuum: Quantitative and Implicational Approaches.
Trudgill, P. (1974). The social differentiation of English in Norwich (Vol. 13). CUP Archive.
Wolfram, W. A. (1969). A Sociolinguistic Description of Detroit Negro Speech. Urban Language Series, No. 5.
Here are my notes from an anthropology seminar with Barbara Voss, which included:
Alberti B. 2001. Faience goddesses and ivory bull- leapers: the aesthetics of sexual difference at Late Bronze Age Knossos. World Archaeol. 33:189–205.
Bourdieu, P. (1977). Outline of a Theory of Practice. Cambridge University Press.
Butler, J. (1999). Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1999 Edition). New York, Routledge.
Butler, J. (1993). Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex". New York and London, Routledge.
de Certeau, M. (1984). The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley, University of California Press.
Gardner (2002) "Social identity and the duality of structure in late Roman-period Britain".
Goodman, J. E. (2003). “The Proverbial Bourdieu: Habitus and the Politics of Representation in the Ethnography of Kabylia.” American Anthropologist 105(4):782-793.
Giddens, A. (1984). The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration. Berkeley, University of California Press.
Goffman. E. (1959). The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Anchor Books. Pgs. 15-76.
Harper, P. B. (1999). “The Subversive Edge”: Paris is Burning, Social Critique, and the Limits of Subjective Agency.” In Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relationships. New York: NYU Press. Pg. 33-59.
Hodder and Cessford (2004) Notes on "Daily Practice and Social Memory at Çatalhöyük".
Hutson, S. R. (2002). “Built Space and Bad Subjects: Domination and Resistance at Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico.” Journal of Social Archaeology 2(1): 53-80.
Ilahiane, H. (2001). “The Social Mobility of the Haratine and the Re-Working of Bourdieu’s Habitus on the Saharan Frontier, Morocco.” American Anthropologist 103(2):380-394.
Joyce, R. A., & Lopiparo, J. (2005). Postscript: Doing agency in archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 12(4), 365-374.
Levi, J. M. (1999). “Hidden Transcripts among the Rarámuri: Culture, Resistance, and Interethnic Relations in Northern Mexico.” American Ethnologist 26(1):90-113.
Morris, R. C. (1995). "All Made Up: Performance Theory and the New Anthropology of Sex and Gender." Annual Review of Anthropology 24: 567-592.
Muñoz, J. E. (1999). disidentification: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.
Ochoa, M. (2008). “Perverse Citizenship: Divas, Marginality, and Participation in “Loca-lization”. Women’s Studies Quarterly 36(3&4):146-169.
Ortner, S. B. (1996). “Borderland Politics and Erotics” in Making Gender, Boston: Beacon Press (pp. 181-212).
Ortner, S. B. (2006). Anthropology and Social Theory: Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject. Durham: Duke University Press. Introduction (pg. 1-18) and Chapter 6 (pg. 129-153).
Pauketat, T. R. (2001). Practice and history in archaeology: An emerging paradigm. Anthropological Theory, 1(1), 73-98.
Perry, E. M. and R. A. Joyce (2001). "Providing a Past for "Bodies that Matter": Judith Butler's Impact on the Archaeology of Gender." International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies 6(1/2): 63-76.
Power, C. and Watts I. (1997). “The Woman with the Zebra's Penis: Gender, Mutability and Performance.” The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 3(3): 537- 560.
Pred, A. R. (1990). Making Histories and Constructing Human Geographies the Local Transformation of Practice, Power Relations, and Consciousness.
Reed-Danahay, D. (1993). “Talking about Resistance: Ethnography and Theory in Rural France”. Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 4: 221-229.
Robin, C. (2002). “Outside of Houses: The Practices of Everyday Life at Chan Noohol, Belize. ́ Journal of Social Archaeology 2(2):245-268.
Rubin, G. (1994). “Sexual Traffic: An Interview with Judith Butler.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 6(2+3): 62-99.
Scott, J. C. (1990). Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, Yale University Press.
Valentine, D. (2003). “‘I went to bed with my own kind once’: the erasure of desire in the name of identity” Language & Communication 23 (2003) 123–138.
And notes from a sociology class on social network theory with Henning Hillman, with a lot of tutorial/how-to's for doing stuff in the software package Pajek.
Baldassarri, Delia, and Mario Diani. “The Integrative Power of Civic Networks.” American Journal of Sociology (forthcoming).
Bearman, P.(1991). “The Social Structure of Suicide.” Sociological Forum 6: 501 - 524.
Bearman, Peter S. 1993. Relations into Rhetorics: Local Elite Social Structure in Norfolk, England, 1540-1640. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Chapter 3 and 5.
Blake, W. and R. Faulkner. (1993). "The Social Organization of Conspiracy: Illegal Networks in the Heavy Electrical Equipment Industry." American Sociological Review 58: 860-837.
Burt, R. (2005). Brokerage and Social Closure. Oxford: Oxford UP. Chapter 1.
Chase, Ivan D. 1980. “Social Process and Hierarchy Formation in Small Groups.” American Sociological Review 45: 905-924.
De Nooy, Wouter, Andrej Mrvar, and Vladimir Batagelj. 2005. Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Emirbayer, Mustafa, and Jeff Goodwin. 1994. “Network Analysis, Culture, and the Problem of Agency.” American Journal of Sociology 99: 1411-54.
Granovetter, M. (1973). "The strength of weak ties." American Journal of Sociology 78: 1360-1380.
Nadel, Siegfried. 1957. Theory of Social Structure.
Stark, David, and Balázs Vedres. 2006. “Social Times of Network Spaces: Network Sequences and Foreign Investment in Hungary.” American Journal of Sociology 111: 1367-1411.
Uzzi, Brian, and Jarrett Spiro. 2005. “Collaboration and Creativity: The Small World Problem.” American Journal of Sociology 111: 447-504.
White, Harrison et al. 1976. "Social Structure from Multiple Networks" in AJS.