Recent LSA News

The Society reports with regret the passing of A. Richard Diebold Jr., on March 1, 2014. Dr. Diebold was an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona renowned for his work in Indo-European studies, theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology.

The LSA Member Spotlight highlights the interests and accomplishments of a different LSA member each month.

Since we hired our first Director of Communications, Brice Russ, last summer, the LSA has started to take a more active role in federal policy issues that affect linguists and linguistics.

Media Resources

Please contact LSA Director of Communications Brice Russ at for LSA interview requests, linguistic news announcements, and other media communications.

The LSA Media Experts Database provides contact information for more than 50 experts, from all fields of linguistics, who are available to talk with the media.

The LSA periodically issues news releases about research findings published in its journal, newsworthy research being presented at its Annual Meeting, the election of new leadership, and other items of interest. This archive includes all LSA news releases since January 2008.