Recent LSA News


Graduate and undergraduate students interested in attending the LSA's 2017 Linguistic Institute can now begin applications (login required) for student fellowships.


The LSA Executive Committee has approved the nomination of Lenore Grenoble, of the University of Chicago, to stand for election as the next Secretary-Treasurer (S-T) of the Society. If elected by the LSA membership in the Fall of 2017, Dr.


The LSA reports with regret the death of Mervyn C. Alleyne, an Honorary Member (1997) of the Society.  More information is availble on the website and the Facebook page of the Society for Caribbean, Linguistics.

Linguistics in the News


The LSA issued this News Release to highlight the latest research published in the most recent issue of its flagship journal, Language.

The Versatility of Pronouns and Shifting Identity


Congratulations to LSA Past President Joan Bresnan, who received the ACL Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 on August 10 in Berlin.


Congratulations to LSA Members Christopher Kennedy and Jason Merchant, who have each been recognized with named professorships by the University of Chicago.

Media Resources


Please contact LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed for LSA interview requests, linguistic news announcements, and other media communications.

For urgent inquiries, please call Ms. Reed at 202-835-1714.


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.