The LSA has a wide range of resources available to various audiences and works in partnership with many other organizations to promote resources for the entire linguistics community.
Search our listings for conferences and events of special interest to linguists and language scholars. In the listings below, you'll find the latest information on deadlines, meeting locations and links. Submit your listing to the LSA.
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).
William Bright When we talk about 'language', sometimes we mean speech (spoken language), sometimes writing (written language). How are they different? Of course, speech is spoken and heard, while writing is written and read. But there are many other differences:
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.
The Society commissioned a suite of activities to mark the 90th anniversary of its founding, including symposia on changes in the field since 1924 and the history of the LSA. The Society also commissioned a special video presentation to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the LSA. The video was premiered at the January 2014 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.
The 2014 Annual Meeting includes a number of activities especially for the one-third of attendees who are students. These include a student panel (this year's topic is "What Can I Do With a Linguistics Degree?"), a Student Mixer from 10:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on Friday, with complimentary beverages courtesy of the LSA and Cosiac, and a Student Lounge stocked with complimentary refreshments, wi-fi, and resource sessions on CV Consultati