Recent LSA News


The LSA is seeking applications for the position of student intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the summer 2017 semester (June - August).LSA office staff 2015


The LSA is delighted announce that it has reached an agreement with the principals of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL) under which the latter will co-locate its meetings with the LSA Annual Meeting every other year, beginning in 2018.  SCIL will join the American Dialect Soc


The LSA is pleased to issue this formal call for slogans to be submitted in our contest, held in conjunction with the March for Science on April 22nd. Submissions are due no later than April 23, 2017.

Linguistics in the News


Read more about the latest linguistics research spanning the entire field, including a news release [pdf] about the "Hazards of English Spelling" which highlights an article on 


This morning, President Trump released a budget blueprint that calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, including funds for the Documenting Endangered Languages program, which is jointly funded by the NSF.


In late 2014, four United States Senators and four Members of Congress requested from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences a study to examine the country’s current capacity in languages and language study.

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.