Recent LSA News

Our 2015 Annual Meeting featured a Special Session on the Publishing Process, with presentations from linguistics journal editors on topics including:

Muriel Fisher, recipient of the LSA's 2015 Excellence in Community Linguistics Award for her work with Scottish Gaelic, was officially presented with the award at a recent ceremo

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

Linguistics in the News

Laurels to Linguists: Sheila E. Blumstein

Prof. Sheila E. Blumstein, of Brown University, was recently awarded the Silver Medal in Speech Communication by the Acoustical Society of America.

Uyghur linguist Abduweli Ayup freed after 15 months of Chinese detention

Radio Free Asia reports that Abduweli Ayup, a Uyghur linguist and educator, has been released from detention in Xinjiang, China following an appeal.

Three linguists honored as AAAS Fellows

Three leading linguists have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2014.

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.