Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL)
Established in 1974.
To monitor and advance the status of women in Linguistics.
The work of the Committee includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Monitoring and advancing the status of women in linguistics.
- Proposing to the Executive Committee LSA policies regarding the rights, opportunities, and needs of women in linguistics.
- Maintaining liaison with other organizations concerned with the status of women in linguistics and investigates possibilities for cooperating with such groups on specific projects.
- Advocating for the Society's guidelines for nonsexist usage, proposing revisions or additions to the Executive Committee as deemed appropriate.
- Organizing professional development programming to assist women in advancing their careers as linguists.
- Encouraging research on language, women, gender and sexuality.
- At least 6 members serving three-year terms.
- At least one graduate and one undergraduate student member.
- Emily Nava, University of Southern California, Senior Co-chair (2014)
- Ana Sánchez-Muñoz, California State University, Northridge (2015)
- Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza, The Ohio State University (2015)
- Yaima Centeno, University at Albany (2015)
- Laura Jo Downing,Goteborgs University (2015)
- Harriet E. Manelis Klein, Stony Brook University (2015)
- Helen Koulidobrova, University of Connecticut (2013)
- Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin (2015)
- Kate Remlinger, Grand Valley State University (2013)
- David Silva, The University of Texas at Arlington (2013)
- Kristen Syrett, Rutgers University (2014)
- Margaret Thomas, Boston College (2013)
- Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, CUNY (2013)
- Christine Weissglass, Florida State University (2015)
Executive Committee Liaison: Susan Fischer
Staff Liaison: David Robinson
More about the COSWL
- Language and Gender Syllabus Collection
- LSA Guidelines for Nonsexist Usage
- LSA Sexual Harassment Policy
- Other links