Background

At its January 2006 meeting, the LSA Executive Committee reviewed the mandates of the Computing and Web Advisory Committees and determined that these two committees should be combined and renamed the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). In 2014, the executive committee voted to discontinue this committee and transfer a portion of its responsibilities to the newly-established Committee on Scholarly Communication in Linguistics.

Charge

To assess the role of new technologies in linguistics research and support efforts for such technologies to be used by linguists.

Responsibilities

  • To serve as liaison between the LSA and digital standards bodies (e.g., ISO and the Unicode Consortium) and to coordinate this work with the LSA's sister societies, both within linguistics and other disciplines, in order to ensure that the interests of the field of linguistics are represented in the development and maintenance of digital standards.
  • To advise the LSA Executive Committee on what actions to take with respect to the development of new digital modes of dissemination for scholarly linguistic work.
  • To assess the role of new technologies in linguistics instruction and support efforts for such technologies to be used by instructors.

Membership (open)

  • At least 6 members, serving three-year terms.
  • The Executive Director, the editor of eLanguage, and the LSA delegate to ACL serve ex officio.
  • Technical contacts are asked to serve as necessary.

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