The LSA is honored to be the recipient of a major bequest from the estate of the late LSA member Geoff Nunberg (1945-2020).


At its recent meeting, the LSA Executive Committee approved the following statement:


The LSA regrets to announce the death of Professor Pieter Muysken, a talented and well-known sociolinguist who contributed to several fields of linguistics, and especially the study of pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages.


The day before this year’s SALT conference, there will be a two-hour satellite workshop on making teaching in Semantics and Pragmatics more inclusive and equitable, with an eye towards welcoming gro


The Executive Committee of the LSA has issued the following statement:


The LSA is extremely pleased to announce the establishment of the Dennis R.


The Nominating Committee of the LSA is soliciting nominations for the Vice President/President-Elect and members at-large of the Executive Committee (EC), including self-nominations. We ask nominators to provide a brief statement (ca.

SALT31, the Semantics and Linguistic Theory conference, is being organized by Brown University and will take place virtually from May 7-9, 2021. 

Learn about the launch of Language Revitalization and Documentation, a new section of the LSA's flagship journal, Language.


Check out cutting-edge research from the LSA's flagship journal!  The latest issue includes articles on attracting Black students to linguistics, stem alternations in Chichimec, lexical tones, the Santa Cruz sluicing data set, and more.


The LSA Executive Committee has approved a proposal to move forward the dates of its two confirmed Linguistic Institutes.  The decision to reschedule both Institutes was a difficult one, made as a result of the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for planning and holding thi


On March 19, 2021 the Officers of the LSA issued the following statement in response to the recent wave of anti-Asian violence and xenophobia in the U.S., and in particular to the horrific shootings in Atlanta earlier this week.


The LSA is pleased to announce that former LSA President Steve Anderson (Yale University) has joined LSA Fellow Heidi Harley (University of Arizona) in pledging up to $10,000 in matching


Two of the LSA's open committees have recently received approval from the LSA Executive Committee to change their names.  In each case, the new name more accurately reflects the focus of the committee's work as it has evolved over the years.


The LSA regrets to announce the death of Professor G. Tucker Childs, who devoted decades of research to the documentation and preservation of endangered West African languages and their cultures.


Eminent scholars from Botswana, Australia, Brazil and Belgium were among those selected for this signal achievement at the LSA's recent Annual Meeting.


LSA Secretary-Treasurer Lenore Grenoble (University of Chicago) has announced her intention to end her term of service a year early. The Executive Committee has appointed a search committee to identify a candidate to stand for election by the LSA membership later this year.


The LSA is delighted to announce the following awards for 2021.  Recipients will be recognized at a virtual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, January 13 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.


The LSA is delighted to announce that nine of the field's leading linguists have been elected Fellows of the LSA.   They will be inducted