In a remote Indigenous community in northern Australia, a new language has been discovered that is generated from a unique combination of elements from other languages.


The LSA joined 64 national scientific and scholarly societies in sending a letter to Congress protesting the recent restrictions placed on federal scientists and other employees seeking to participate in meetings and conferences focused on scholarly research and related topics.


The LSA is seeking a proofreader to assist the editorial team in the Language offices. Details about the position responsibilities and necessary qualifications may be found here.


The LSA has endorsed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).  DORA, initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific


The LSA is currently accepting nominations for the position of Book Review Editor of its journal Language. The full announcement is available here


Research conducted by Hans Boas (University of Texas at Austin), whose book The Life and Death of Texas German (Duke University Press Books, 2009) won the LSA’s Leonard Bloomfield Book Award in 2011, was recently profiled on the BBC News Magazine website. 


LSA Life Members Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook University) and David M.


Extended Abstracts from the 2013 Annual Meeting are available on the LSA website.  Extended Abstracts, begun with the 2010 Annual Meeting, allow presenters of 20-minute papers and posters to sub


Judith Tonhauser (The Ohio State University) has been awarded a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars from the American Council of Learned Societies. Dr.


Dr. Anvita Abbi (Jawarhalal Nehru University), who was elected an Honorary Member of the LSA in 2005, was recently given the Padma Shri Award by the President of India.


Nominations for the following awards are due to the Secretariat by the close of business on Monday, July 1.   Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of the following awards, which honor contributions made by LSA members to the Soci


The LSA Facebook page has just gained its 5000th fan.  If you have not already liked us on Facebook, please join this growing community of linguists and others with an interest in linguistics and language; it's a great way to keep abreast of t


The 2017 Annual Meeting of the LSA will take place from January 5-8 at the JW Marriot now under construction in Austin, Texas.


The LSA notes with regret the death on April 19, 2013 of Charles W. Kreidler (Georgetown University, Emeritus), a Life Member and member of the Society since 1951.


Language and Public Policy--a new section of the LSA's premier journal, Language--invites submissions of original, high quality scholarship exploring and analyzing areas of public policy that benefit from the findings and methods of linguistics.


The LSA invites nominations for a newly approved award, the Excellence in Community Linguistics Award.


The LSA is pleased to announce the publication of The Best of Language, an anthology of the most prominent and influential articles published in its quarterly journal from 1925 to 1985.


The LSA Executive Committee has approved a statement regarding a recent amendment to the National Science Foundation budget, saying that it requires an inappropriate level of micromanagement which se


[UPDATE 07/2016]: Please be advised that WILMA is currently in a state of transition and therefore no new mentoring relationships are being formed.


The LSA regrets to report the recent deaths of former (1988) LSA President Calvert Watkins on March 20, 2013, and of Life Member