Recent LSA News

The LSA Executive Committee adopted the following statement, which will be sent to members of the U.S. Senate later this week:

The inaugural Excellence in Community Linguistics Award was presented earlier this month to Mary Ann Metallic (Listuguj Education Directorate - Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government) for her exemplary work to revitalize the Mi’gmaq language in her home community of Listuguj, Quebec.

Brent Woo

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) convened a meeting earlier this week, to discuss the report, “Reducing Investigators’ Administrative Workload for Federally Funded Research”, released in March

Linguistics in the News

Legislation Threatens Cuts for Humanities Funding

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released a proposal to reduce funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $8 million, a budget cut

NSF Social Science Funding Threatened in the Senate

This week, the United States Senate is debating the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Bill for the 2015 fiscal year, which sets funding levels for the National Science Foundation and other federal organizations important to the scientific community.

Media Resources

Journalists seeking expert linguists for assistance with news stories about language issues may contact the LSA Secretariat or consult the LSA Media Experts Database, which is a self-service directory organized by topic.

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 compendium of news items was featured on the LSA website in its previous incarnation. An archive of news items as of October 1, 2012 may be viewed in the News Room on the current site.