Recent LSA News

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.

We're thankful to the thousands of researchers, educators, students, and language fans worldwide who are proud to be members of the Linguistic Society of America. Starting today, we're making it even easier to maintain your LSA membership.

Yen-ling Chen, a doctoral student in linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has received an Award for China Studies from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Linguistics in the News

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

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.

Laurels to Linguists: Chris Collins, Timothy Grinsell

Chris Collins, Professor of Linguistics at New York University, has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow.

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.