The LSA Executive Committee adopted the following statement, which was sent to members of the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2014:


The inaugural Excellence in Community Linguistics Award was presented earlier this month to Mary Ann Metallic (Listuguj Education Directorate - Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government) for her exemplary work to revitalize the Mi’gmaq language in her home community of Listuguj, Quebec.

By: Brent Woo

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) convened a meeting earlier this week, to discuss the report, “Reducing Investigators’ Administrative Workload for Federally Funded Research”, released in March


The LSA announces with regret the April 24, 2014 death of Aryon Dall'Igna Rodrigues, a member of the Society since 2008.  Rodrigues (center, below) worked extensively with indigenous languages of Brazil.


If you use Amazon.com, there's a new, no-hassle way for you to contribute to the LSA.


Abstracts are being accepted through July 31 for the LSA's 89th Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, from January 8-11, 2015.


The LSA has recently learned of the June 9, 2013 death of Ward Goodenough, a Life Member (and member of the Society since 1950). Read more ...


Starting with the June 2014 issue, the LSA is pleased to inaugurate a new section of Language devoted to issues of language and public policy.


Volume 90, Number 2 (June 2014) of Language, the LSA's academic journal, is now available online.


LSA members who have made distinguished contributions to the discipline may be recognized as Fellows of the Linguistic Society of America.  Please consider nominating a colleague for this honor.


The LSA is seeking candidates for election as Editor of Language, for a seven-year term beginning in January, 2016. All LSA members are invited to submit nominations, including self-nominations.


Slate of Candidates

The Slate of Candidates for LSA Officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee for 2015 is available for review here.


An article appearing in the June 2014 issue of Language calls into question results previously published in several prestigious international journals, including Science.


The LSA joined with 140 member organizations of the Coalition for National Science Funding in sending a letter to the U.S.


The LSA has learned of, and reports with regret, the death of Frank G. Banta on January 3, 2014.  Dr.


The LSA is delighted to announce the plenary speakers for its 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held January 8-11 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. 


The LSA is pleased to announce the creation of a new award for journalistic merit in covering the field of linguistics.


The LSA welcomes Brice Russ as its new Director of Communications, beginning June 2, 2014.


The LSA has learned with regret of the deaths of Honorary Members Kurt Baldinger and Ana María Barrenechea.   The former was ma


The Linguistic Society of America and CoLang 2014 are delighted to announce the recipients of scholarships for CoLang 2014, The Institute on Collaborative Language Research.