The 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place January 3-6, 2013 at the:

Boston Marriott Copley Place

110 Huntington Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Plenary Speakers:

  • David Pesetsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Gillian Sankoff (University of Pennsylvania)

Plenary Poster Sessions: Friday and Saturday morning, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Plenary Symposium: Friday, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Language in the Public Sphere: Policy Implications of Linguistics Research.

Presidential Address, Saturday, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Keren Rice (University of Toronto)

The American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, the Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages, and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas will meet concurrently with the LSA. The LSA has taken advantage of the Modern Language Association meeting, which will be taking place in Boston, to organize a joint forum and two special linked sessions which will be open to attendees of both meetings.

More information on local transportation and dining options, sign language interpretation, child care and more will be made available during the next few months.

Prospective meeting sponsors, advertisers and exhibitors please see the Annual Meeting Prospectus (PDF) and the LSA's General Prospectus (PDF).

Quick Links

  • New!  Extended Abstracts from 2013 Annual Meeting are available here.

Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program for the 2013 Annual Meeting is available in .pdf format here.  Please note that information may change before the meeting takes place in January.  Report any corrections or updates to David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings. 

Satellite Workshop: Foundations of Historical Linguistics

A Satellite Workshop on the Foundations of Historical Linguistics will take place in conjunction with the LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday and Sunday, January 5 and 6. Individuals who are planning on attending both the LSA meeting and the Workshop (for which there is a small additional charge) may register for the Workshop using the payment buttons on the page referenced above, then return to this page and register for the Annual Meeting using the buttons at the top or bottom of the page, in order to process both registrations in the same transaction.

Hotel Accommodations

The Marriott Copley Place has reserved a block of rooms for those attending the 2013 Annual Meeting. Each guest room offers recently remodeled bathrooms, HDTVs, two dual-line phones with personalized voicemail and data ports, a largework desk with desk level outlets, a coffeemaker with complimentary coffee and tea, clock radios with adaptor for MP3 playback, ironing board and iron, hairdryer, Lodgenet® movies, video games and complimentary HBO, and breathtaking views of the city, mountains or the river.

Why attendees should book with the LSA Room Block for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

Hotel reservations at the LSA Annual Meeting rate will be available online and by telephone beginning September 1, 2012; reservations must be made by Thursday, December 13 at the latest. Early reservations are encouraged; demand for hotel rooms in Boston will be high due to the presence of the Modern Language Association meeting in the city on our meeting dates. 

The special LSA room rates for the 2013 Annual Meeting are:

  • Single/Double: $104/night
  • Triple/Quad: $124/night

Reserve your room online. If reserving by phone, call 1-877-513-6305 (toll-free), 1-617-236-5800 (local), or 1-506-474-2009 (international) and request the Linguistic Society of America rate.  Executive Level rooms are available for a small upcharge; please call the local phone number above and ask to speak to "in-house reservations" for more details.

NOTE ON OVERFLOW HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS:  As of Tuesday, November 27th, rooms at the Marriott Copley Place have begun to sell out on many of our meeting dates.  The LSA has made arrangements for overflow housing at the nearby Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers.  More information about reserving a room at the overflow hotel is availble here.

Local Transportation

The Marriott Copley Place is within easy reach of Boston's extensive public transportation system.  Information on subway ("the T"), bus, and other options is available here.

Dining

A list of local restaurants prepared by the Local Arrangements Committee is available here. There will also be a staffed table at the meeting with information about Boston and local volunteers to assist you in planning your activities outside the hotel. 

Registration

Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Compliance is important for keeping our fees affordable. Only those who register will be allowed to present papers, use the Job Placement Service, or attend presentations and other functions. Registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA Annual Meeting functions.

Preregistration

Preregistration for the 2013 Annual Meeting has closed.   

Preregistration rates, available through December 15, were as follow:

Regular/Emeritus/Life       $175
Student                             $65
Nonmember Regular         $275
Nonmember Student         $110
Under-/unemployed         $75

Preregistrants may claim their conference tote bags, badges, and handbooks at the registration desk beginning at 12:00 p.m. on 3 January. Registration will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 3 January, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 4 and 5 January, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 6 January.

Onsite Registration

Any attendees who have not preregistered for the Meeting by the December 16 deadline will need to register onsite during the hours listed immediately above. Onsite registration fees are:

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $235
  • Student Members: $90
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $100
  • Nonmember - Regular: $335
  • Nonmember - Student: $135
  • Special 1-day Rate: $125

To expedite the onsite registration process, you may complete the form available here, print it, and bring it to registration with payment (cash, check, or credit card (VISA/MasterCard)).

Activities for Students

The Annual Meeting offers a number of special opportunities for student attendees.

Job Interview Service

For a nominal fee, the LSA provides private space at the Annual Meeting for organizations wishing to interview job candidates.  If desired, we will also collect CVs from meeting attendees.  Read more about the Job Interview Service here.

Child Care

Members who notify the Secretariat that they plan to bring children to the meeting will receive the names and e-mail addresses of other members who expect to bring their children to Boston, so that they may arrange for mutual babysitting services if convenient. In addition, members may arrange for babysitting services by contacting the Marriott's concierge directly.

Attendees who are presenting at the LSA meeting are eligible for a maximum $100 stipend to offset child care costs. Those wishing to avail themselves of this service must notify the Secretariat no later than 3 December, 2012.

Sign Language Interpretation

Attendees at the Boston meeting who need ASL/English interpretation must notify the LSA Secretariat and register for the meeting by 19 November 2012. Presenters who plan to present in ASL must also notify the Secretariat by 19 November 2012 to ensure that interpretation is provided. All requests should be sent to David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings, with the words "2013 Meeting ASL Interpreting Request" in the subject line. Please include a list of LSA sessions and/or papers you expect to attend, including plenary addresses, the business meeting, and the Presidential Address (a preliminary meeting schedule is available here). All requests will be forwarded to the interpreter coordinator for the Boston meeting, who will identify qualified local interpreters, assist with scheduling, and handle day-to-day logistics concerning interpreting.

Support Sign Language Interpretation at the LSA

Local Transportation

The Marriott Copley Place is within easy reach of Boston's extensive public transportation system.  Information on subway ("the T"), bus, and other options is available here.

Dining

A list of local restaurants prepared by the Local Arrangements Committee is available here. There will also be a staffed table at the meeting with information about Boston and local volunteers to assist you in planning your activities outside the hotel. 

Registration

Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Compliance is important for keeping our fees affordable. Only those who register will be allowed to present papers, use the Job Placement Service, or attend presentations and other functions. Registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA Annual Meeting functions.

Preregistration

Preregistration for the 2013 Annual Meeting has closed.   

Preregistrants may claim their conference tote bags, badges, and handbooks at the registration desk beginning at 12:00 p.m. on 3 January. Registration will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 3 January, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 4 and 5 January, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 6 January.

Onsite Registration

Any attendees who have not preregistered for the Meeting by the December 16 deadline will need to register onsite during the hours listed immediately above. Onsite registration fees are:

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $235
  • Student Members: $90
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $100
  • Nonmember - Regular: $335
  • Nonmember - Student: $135
  • Special 1-day Rate: $125

To expedite the onsite registration process, you may complete the form available here, print it, and bring it to registration with payment (cash, check, or credit card (VISA/MasterCard)).

Activities for Students

The Annual Meeting offers a number of special opportunities for student attendees.

Job Interview Service

For a nominal fee, the LSA provides private space at the Annual Meeting for organizations wishing to interview job candidates.  If desired, we will also collect CVs from meeting attendees.  Read more about the Job Interview Service here.

Child Care

Members who notify the Secretariat that they plan to bring children to the meeting will receive the names and e-mail addresses of other members who expect to bring their children to Boston, so that they may arrange for mutual babysitting services if convenient. In addition, members may arrange for babysitting services by contacting the Marriott's concierge directly.

Attendees who are presenting at the LSA meeting are eligible for a maximum $100 stipend to offset child care costs. Those wishing to avail themselves of this service must notify the Secretariat no later than 3 December, 2012.

Sign Language Interpretation

Attendees at the Boston meeting who need ASL/English interpretation must notify the LSA Secretariat and register for the meeting by 19 November 2012. Presenters who plan to present in ASL must also notify the Secretariat by 19 November 2012 to ensure that interpretation is provided. All requests should be sent to David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings, with the words "2013 Meeting ASL Interpreting Request" in the subject line. Please include a list of LSA sessions and/or papers you expect to attend, including plenary addresses, the business meeting, and the Presidential Address (a preliminary meeting schedule is available here). All requests will be forwarded to the interpreter coordinator for the Boston meeting, who will identify qualified local interpreters, assist with scheduling, and handle day-to-day logistics concerning interpreting.

Support Sign Language Interpretation at the LSA

 

Sponsors

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