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The 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place January 8-11, 2015 at the:

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

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, the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, and The Association for Linguistic Evidence will meet concurrently with the LSA. 

The meeting will feature plenary talks by Bruce Hayes (University of California, Los Angeles), David Poeppel (New York University), Carmen Silva-Corvalán (University of Southern California) and Alicia Wassink (University of Washington), as well as a Presidential Address by Joan Maling (Brandeis University).

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

Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower has reserved a block of rooms for those attending the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Why attendees should book with the LSA Room Block for the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Hotel reservations at the LSA Annual Meeting rate are available online and by telephone, and must be made by Saturday, December 6 at the latest. Early reservations are encouraged.

The special LSA room rates for the 2015 Annual Meeting are:

    Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $119/night

Reserver your hotel room online here.  To reserve a room or rooms by telephone, call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and mention the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) room rate.  

Meeting 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 for the 2015 Annual Meeting will be available from October 1 through December 19, 2014.  To preregister for the Meeting, click on the red "Register for Meeting" button at the top of this page.  A printable registration form is availble here.

Preregistrants may claim their conference tote bags, badges, and handbooks at the registration desk in the Plaza Foyer beginning at 12:00 p.m. on 8 January. Registration will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 8 January, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 9 and 10 January, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 11 January.

Preregistration rates are as follows:

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $190
  • Student Members: $70
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $75
  • Nonmember - Regular: $290
  • Nonmember - Student: $115

Onsite Registration

Any attendees who have not preregistered for the Meeting by the December 19 deadline will need to register onsite during the hours listed immediately above. Onsite registration fees are:

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $260
  • Student Members: $95
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $100
  • Nonmember - Regular: $360
  • Nonmember - Student: $140
  • Special 1-day Rate: $75

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.

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