Recent LSA News

Dr. Joan Bresnan, Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emerita in Humanities at Stanford University, has been named a 2015 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

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

The LSA mourns the July 1, 2015 death of Paul Chapin, LSA member since 1965, Life Member of the Society, Fellow of the LSA (Class of 2008) and former Secretary-Treasurer (2003-2008). More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Linguistics in the News

NACLO teams win nine medals at International Linguistics Olympiad

Three teams of high school students from the USA and Canada took top honors at the 13th International Linguistics Olympiad, held last week in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Laurels to Linguists: Cara Shousterman, Zoe L. Ziliak Michel, Amelia Dietrich

The ACLS Public Fellows program offers recent Ph.D.s in the humanities the opportunity to serve a two-year position in government or the non-profit sector.

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.