Recent LSA News

LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed sent a letter today to the Chinese President asking him to to investigate the situation surrounding the arrest in Xinjiang China of 

The LSA regrets to report the April 13, 2014 death of Peter Meijes Tiersma, a Life Member of the LSA (and a member since 1967).   An obituary will be posted when one is available.  View Dr. Tiersma's web page here.

LSA Members Ivano Caponigro (University of California, San Diego) and Patien

Linguistics in the News

LSA Members Featured in Language Revival Profile

In a recent article published by The New York Times, LSA members Andrew Garrett and Leanne Hinton discuss efforts of new Yurok immersion programs in California schools.

Congressional Budget Resolution Calls for Elimination of Federal Humanities Funding

This morning, Paul Ryan called for the complete elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities in his FY 2015 budget resolution.  The NEH provides critical support for linguistics research, including the Documenting Endangered Languages program, which is jointly funded

Federal Linguistics Funding through NEH at Risk

Last year, the House Budget Committee called for the complete elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in its budget resolution.

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.