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RichardBaumanisafolkloristandanthropologist,nowretiredfromIndianaUniversityBloomington.[1]Heis
DistinguishedProfessoremeritusofFolklore,ofAnthropology,andofCommunicationandCulture.Before
comingtoIUin1985,hewastheDirectoroftheCenterforInterculturalStudiesinFolkloreandEthnomusicology
(nowknownastheAmricoParedesCenterforCulturalStudies)attheUniversityofTexasandafacultymember
intheUTDepartmentofAnthropology.JustbeforeretiringfromIndiana,hewaschairoftheIUDepartmentof
FolkloreandEthnomusicology,aswellasanimportantmemberoftheDepartmentofAnthropologyandthe
DepartmentofCommunicationandCulture.

BaumanearnedaB.A.withhonorsanddistinctioninEnglishfromtheUniversityofMichigan.Hethenearnedan
M.A.infolklorein1962atIndianaUniversity,workingcloselywithW.EdsonRichmondandMacEdwardLeach,
aUniversityofPennsylvaniafolkloristthenvisitingIndianaUniversity.HenextwenttothePenn,wherehe
receivedboththeM.S.inAnthropologyandthePh.D.inAmericanCivilizationin1968.AtPennhestudiedwith
thefolkloristandlinguisticanthropologistDellHymes,AnthonyF.C.Wallace,aprominenthistoricaland
psychologicalanthropologist,andthehistorianLeeBenson.[2]

Hehasbeeninfluentialinanumberofdifferentfields,fromperformancestudies,linguisticanthropology,and
Quakerstudiestosemiotics,thehistoryofanthropologyandfolkloristics.HewroteLetYourWordsBeFew,oneof
theearliestworksonlanguageideology.[3]Thisbookinspiredotherscholarstobeginexploringhowpeople'sideas
abouthowlanguagefunctionsshapestheirlinguisticpractices.Morerecently,hehascowrittenabookwith
CharlesL.BriggsVoicesofModernity:LanguageIdeologiesandthePoliticsofInequality.[4]Inthisbook,Bauman
andBriggsexplorethelanguageideologiespresentintheworkofLockeandHerder,amongothers,askingwhat
assumptionsaboutlanguageshapedsomeofthemostimportantphilosophicalworkoftheEnlightenment.Bauman
andBriggswontheEdwardSapirPrizeforthisbookfromtheSocietyforLinguisticAnthropologyinNovember
2006.[5]

BaumanhasbeenaGuggenheimFellow,aFellowoftheCenterforAdvancedStudyintheBehavioralSciences,
FolkloreFellowoftheFinnishAcademyofSciences,andtwiceholderofNationalEndowmentfortheHumanities
Fellowships.HeisaFellowoftheAmericanFolkloreSocietyandin2008hewasawardedtheAFSLifetime
ScholarlyAchievementAward.[6][7]

InadditiontoCharlesL.Briggs,hisnumerousscholarlycollaboratorsincludeRogerD.Abrahams,[8]Joel
Sherzer,[9]AmricoParedes,[10][11]andhiswife,thefolkloristandanthropologistBeverlyJ.Stoeltje.[12]

References
1.http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/download/bios/2008/Bauman08.pdf,accessedDecember20,2009.
2.JohnH.McDowell(2008)"RichardBauman."In2008RetiredFacultyBiographies.Bloomington:IndianaUniversity.
http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/download/bios/2008/Bauman08.pdf,accessedDecember20,2009
3.RichardBauman(1983)LetYourWordsbeFew:SymbolismofSpeakingandSilenceamongSeventeenthcentury
Quakers.NewYork:CambridgeUniversityPress.
4.RichardBaumanandCharlesL.Briggs(2003)VoicesofModernity:LanguageIdeologiesandthePoliticsofInequality.
NewYork:CambridgeUniversityPress.
5.http://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/4529.html,accessedDecember20,2009
6.http://www.afsnet.org/aboutAFS/AFSfellows.cfm,accessedDecember20,2009
7.http://www.afsnet.org/aboutAFS/AFSprizes.cfm#LSAA,accessedDecember20,2009.
8.RichardBaumanandRogerD.Abrahams,eds.(1981)"AndOtherNeighborlyNames":SocialProcessandCultural
ImageinTexasFolklore.Austin:UniversityofTexasPress
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9.RichardBaumanandJoelSherzer(1975)"TheEthnographyofSpeaking."AnnualReviewofAnthropology.4:95119.
10.AmricoParedesandRichardBauman,eds.(2000)TowardNewPerspectivesonFolklore.Bloomington,IN:Trickster
Press.
11.AmricoParedes(1993)FolkloreandCultureontheTexasMexicanBorder.RichardBauman,ed.Austin:Universityof
Texas.
12.BeverlyJ.StoeltjeandRichardBauman(1989)"CommunityFestivalandtheEnactmentofModernity."InTheOld
TraditionalWayofLife:EssaysinHonorofWarrenE.Roberts.RobertE.WallsandGeorgeH.Schoemaker,eds.Pp.
159171.Bloomington,IN:TricksterPress.

RepresentativePublications
RichardBauman(1983)LetYourWordsBeFew:SymbolismandSilenceamongSeventeenthCentury
Quakers.NewYork:CambridgeUniversityPress.
RichardBaumanandCharlesL.Briggs(1990)"PoeticsandPerformanceasCriticalPerspectiveson
LanguageandSocialLife."AnnualReviewofAnthropology.19:5988.
CharlesL.BriggsandRichardBauman(1992)"Genre,Intertextuality,andSocialPower."Journalof
LinguisticAnthropology.2(2):13172.
RichardBauman,ed.Folklore,CulturalPerformances,andPopularEntertainments:ACommunications
CenteredHandbook.NewYork:OxfordUniversityPress.
2003.Voicesofmodernity:LanguageIdeologiesandthePoliticsofInequality.Cambridge:Cambridge
UniversityPress.
RichardBaumanandCharlesL.Briggs(2003)VoicesofModernity:LanguageIdeologiesandthePoliticsof
Inequality.NewYork:CambridgeUniversityPress.
RichardBauman(2004)AWorldofOthers'Words:CrossCulturalPerspectivesonIntertextuality.Malden,
MA:BlackwellPublishing.

Externallinks
OfficialDistinguishedRankFacultyBiography,IndianaUniversity(http://www.indiana.edu/~alldrp/member
s/bauman.html)
OfficialBiographicalStatementPublishedbyIndianaUniversityBloomingtonUponRichardBauman's
RetirementfromtheFaculty(http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/download/bios/2008/Bauman08.pdf)

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