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The LSA maintains the following list of Media Experts on a broad range of topics relating to linguistics and the scientific study of language. All of the linguists listed have agreed to serve as expert spokespersons in their area of scholarly research. Members of the news media are invited to contact these linguists directly for inquiries about news stories relating to any issue listed below.
Discourse analysis is sometimes defined as the analysis of language 'beyond the sentence'. This contrasts with types of analysis more typical of modern linguistics, which are chiefly concerned with the study of grammar: the study of smaller bits of language, such as sounds (phonetics and phonology), parts of words (morphology), meaning (semantics), and the order of words in sentences (syntax).

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The LSA is active in addressing a range of issues affecting women, including those facing the linguistics workforce, but also those affecting users of language.
Applications are now available for scholarships to attend CoLang 2014, the Institute on Collaborative Language Research, which will take place in June and July, 2014 at the University of Texas at Arlington under the direction of Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald.  
In an effort to document demographic changes in the academic linguistics community, the LSA has commissioned an annual report detailing information about job titles, students, degrees awarded, average salaries, and more. The Annual Report for 2013 can be accessed here, and offers information about trends in student enrollment and employment by industry.