12/30/2013

Section Z (Linguistics and Language Sciences) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is open to everyone with an interest in human language and how it works, including:

12/11/2013

For each issue of Language, the LSA disseminates a news release highlighting research findings of particular note.

12/11/2013

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History received a $1 million grant from the Arcadia Fund to launch the first two years of a long-term project to digitize endangered-language materials currently housed in the museum’s National Anthropological Archives.

11/25/2013

LSA member and linguist Joseph E. Aoun (Northeastern University President) has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

11/08/2013

A newly-published report of the AAAS, delivered to the United Nations at a special conference on science and human rights, features the views of linguists and other scientists who participated in focus groups  held over the past two years in a variety of setti

10/31/2013

In its FY 2014 budget resolution, the House of Representatives Budget Committee called for the complete elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), writing that the programs funded by NEH “…go beyond the core mission of the federal government, and they are generall

09/19/2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today $3.7 million in awards as a part of a joint 

09/05/2013

Ray Jackendoff, co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and Seth Merrin professor of philosophy at Tufts University, was named the 2014 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize on Aug. 2.

08/28/2013

A Google+ Hangout series sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities explores the connections between the STEM fields and the Humanities.  These discussions are an important way to engage White House officials and Members of Congress in humanities issues.

08/13/2013

An NPR report discusses how “the skills of aspiring linguists … are coveted by employers looking for talent in this increasingly important field.

08/02/2013

A new report from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) spotlights research conducted under the auspices of the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program.

07/31/2013

There are about 7,000 languages in the world, and half of them could disappear by the end of the century.

07/25/2013

An article in the MIT news describes the type of work undertaken by many linguists in the field today. Read about graduate student Rafael Nonato’s travels to the fringes of the Amazon rainforest to explore the Brazilian native language of the Kĩsêdjê.

07/22/2013

On July 31, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee considered a 49 percent ($71 million) cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

07/16/2013

Tech companies are increasingly relying on linguists to ensure that their search engines produce robust results.  A recent New York Times article explores this phenomenon and discusses how linguists in industry are contributing to cutting-edge technology. 

06/19/2013

The Heart of the Matter, a report of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, is intended to advance a dialogue on the importance of the humanities and social sciences to the future of our nation.

06/12/2013

The One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will highlight language diversity as a vital part of our human heritage.

06/07/2013

North Carolina State University graduate student Joshua Katz was looking for an idea for his end-of-year statistics project  when he came across interesting linguistics data from Dr. Bert Vaux of Cambridge University.

05/29/2013

A group of Moscow researchers have collected recordings of a unique Russian dialect spoken by a handful of elderly people in Alaska, isolated for more than a century from modern Russian.  There are 20 people, all over the age of 75, living in the Alaskan village of Ninilchik who speak the pe

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