Historically, contributions from LSA members have made it possible to support a wide range of activities designed to promote the discipline of linguistics and to assist linguists – especially student members – in the exercise of their profession.

These donations have funded various committee-based projects that include educational initiatives geared towards primary and secondary schools, general educational and lobbying efforts, and membership assistance to linguists and libraries from countries experiencing extreme economic hardship. Recently, gifts have allowed us to design and develop a new website, support open access publication of the LSA journals Semantics & Pragmatics and Language, and endow the Ken Hale Professorship for Field Methods at the Linguistic Institutes.

The newest LSA contribution fund was established earlier this year in memory of Charles Fillmore. The LSA is currently seeking donations to meet our fundraising goal of $50,000, to endow a named student fellowship at the biennial Linguistic Institute.

We thank all the individuals who have contributed throughout the year and acknowledge your gifts formally at our "Supporters" page. To make a (tax-deductible) contribution online now, please use the facility below. You may also download a printable contribution form here.

For single contributions of $10,000 or more, donors may wish to specify a purpose for the gift other than one of the established contribution funds.  Please consult the Executive Director for further information.  

The Linguistic Society is a non-profit organization exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The LSA Federal Identification Number is 74-604-3371. As a non-profit organization, the LSA may qualify for corporate donation-matching programs. Prospective donors may review a copy of the LSA's most recent federal tax return (Form 990) here.