The mission of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) is to advance the scientific study of language. The LSA aspires to a world in which the essential nature of language and its central role in human life is well understood. The LSA has adopted a Long-Range Strategic Plan to guide the Society in achieving its mission. The primary goals of the strategic plan are to advance the mission of the Society via: scholarly communication; community building; professional development; and external relations. The programs of the LSA are focused in the following areas:

​A summary of recent Accomplishments is published each year.

Professional Resources and Recognition

Public Outreach and Education