Issues in Linguistics
The field of linguistics is diverse, collaborative and dynamic. Linguists confront a variety of issues as they conduct their research, interact with colleagues, and work to apply their findings in everyday contexts.
Learn more about federal and state policy issues impacting the field of linguistics, higher education, social science research, the humanities, language study and related topics.
Whether you are considering an undergraduate major in linguistics, looking for the right graduate program, or interested in advancing your career goals, the LSA has a resource for you.
Linguists all over the world are working to help document, preserve, revitalize and support endandgered languages and the communities where they are spoken. Find out how you can help.
The practice of linguistics as a profession presents a number of ethical challenges which can be positively addressed with foresight and sensitivity to the needs of all parties involved. Read LSA resources relating to these issues.
The number of women studying linguistics has grown considerably in the recent past, and there are more women than ever before in every sector of the field. A rich and growing body of linguistic research explores issues of language and gender.
The value of ethnic diversity to linguistic studies is central to the field. The profession of linguistics would benefit from a greater degree of ethnic diversity within its members. Read about the rich tapestry of linguistic diversity within and without the LSA.
Most LSA members are students or faculty at institutions of higher education, while number of undergraduate linguistics majors and degrees continues to grow. Explore what this means for the field.
Research in linguistics has many practical applications for teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools. Find out how linguistic research studies are informing educational practices.
Research in linguistics has been central to many major technological innovations, and linguists are increasingly taking full advantage of new technologies to advance their own research goals.