Alessandro Duranti is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past President of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology. For Wiley-Blackwell he has edited Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader (2nd Edition, 2009), A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology (2006) and Key Terms in Language and Culture (2001).
Elinor Ochs is UCLA Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Applied Linguistics, Director of the UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Selected books include Fast-Forward Family: Home, Work, and Relationships in Middle Class America (2013), Life at Home in the 21st Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors (2012), Linguaggio e Cultura: Lo Sviluppo delle Competenze Communicative (2006), and Living Narrative (2001).
Bambi B. Schieffelin is Collegiate Professor and Professor of Anthropology at New York University. She has carried out fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and the U.S. Selected publications include The Give and Take of Everyday Life (1990), Language Ideologies (co-edited with K. A.Woolard and P. V. Kroskrity 1998); and Consequences of Contact (co-edited with M. Makihara, 2007)