The LSA reports with regret the May 21, 2018 death of Elizabeth Pine Dayton, an LSA member since 1992.  More information and links to an obituary notice are availble here.


Please join the LSA in congratulating the recipients of three of our annual awards.  The awards will be presented at a special awards ceremony at the LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in New York City.  The recipients are as follows:



The LSA is saddened to report on the October 3, 2018 passing of Charles Gilman, a former member of the Linguistic Society of America from 1978.  His life, career, and spirit are remembered by Salikoko S. Mufwene, whom we thank for preparing this obituary:


The LSA is pleased to announce the selection of two recipients for its Excellence in Community Linguistics Award for 2019:


The LSA announces an open search for the next Co-Editor/Editor-Elect of Language.


The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the Spring 2019 semester (January - May).


The LSA is delighted to announce that  the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for 2018 will be given to Language Contact in Europe: The Periphrastic Perfect through History by Bridget Drinka (University of Texas at San Antonio), published by Cambridge University Press.


Please join the LSA in welcoming the three newest members of the Executive Committee:  Vice President/President-Elect Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara) and at-large members Rebecca Scarborough (University of Colorado Boulder) and Arthur K.


The LSA is saddened to report on the passing of Jane Hill, a Fellow of the Society since 2013.  Hill passed away on November 2.  Fellows are members of the Society who have made distinguished contributions to the discipline.  During her career at Wayne State University and the Univ


The LSA is saddened to announce the passing of LSA Life Member C. Henry Bradley, a member of the LSA since 1955. Bradley passed away on August 18, 2014.


The LSA is offering a range of minicourses on Thursday, January 3, prior to the start of the 2019 Annual MeetingMinicourses are availab


The LSA is saddened to announce the recent passing of LSA Life Member Hansjakob Seiler, a member of the LSA since 1953. Seiler passed away on August 13, 2018.


The LSA has learned with regret of the October 15, 2018 death of former LSA staff member Mary Niebuhr.  Niebuhr was employed by the LSA from 1985 to 2008, initially as Executive Assistant and later as Executive Assistant of Publications. Photo of Mary Niebuhr


The LSA is pleased to announce the recent publication of Why Study Linguistics, by LSA members Kristin Denham and Anne Lobeck, as part of our continuing Guides to L


The LSA is pleased to issue the official call for applications to students interested in attending its Annual Meeting via the CEDL Travel Award program.


The draft LSA Statement on Race has several, interrelated aims: to address inequality in linguistics, to inform research on language and race and its intersections, to help empower and welcome people from various rac


The LSA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Student Abstract Award, in conjunction with our upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City!  This award recognizes the three best abstracts submitted


The LSA is delighted to announce that the family of deceased (1985) LSA member Warren Cowgill (Yale University) has established a new endowment to support a student fellowship serving historically under-represented scholars wishing to attend the LSA's


The Linguistic Society of America regrets to remark on the passing of George Armitage Miller. He passed away on July 22, 2012.


The LSA Executive Committee (EC) has approved a new statement [pdf] as a guide