Recent LSA News

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Linguistics in the News

LSA passes resolution opposing use of Native American-themed mascots in sports

A resolution opposing the use of Native American-themed mascots and symbols by sports teams has been passed overwhelmingly by the membership of the Linguistic Society of America.

New Language article receives coverage in New York Times, other media

"Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis", a research study set to appear in the March issue of Language, has been the subject of significant interest in the m

Indo-European languages emerged roughly 6,500 years ago on Russian steppes, new research suggests

Linguists have long agreed that languages from English to Greek to Hindi, known as 'Indo-European languages', are part of a language family which first emerged from a common ancestor spoken thousands of years ago.

Media Resources

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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.