The LSA has learned with regret of the September 22, 2016 death of former LSA Life member Frank E Robbins (SIL International). Frank Robbins was a passionate linguist, devoted to the field, and a Life Member of the LSA since 1958.

See below for an announcement from SIL International:


Title:  Our Linguistics Community: Addressing Bias, Power Dynamics, Harassment


The LSA is pleased to announce that The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language by Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania) is the recipient of this year's 


A preconference workshop will be offered on Thursday January 4, 2018, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  The room is TBA.  Registration is free! 


The LSA is pleased to recognize four linguists for their work to support endangered languages, promote linguistics to the public, and advance and serve the field of linguistics as a whole. Congratulations to the winners of the following LSA Awards:


Satellite Workshop and Accompanying Activities, LSA Annual Meeting, January 4-7, 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah



The LSA is pleased to announce that the following members have been appointed by their respective committees to serve on the planning group for the session on


The LSA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Student Abstract Awards, in conjunction with our upcoming Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City:


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.


In response to an open letter [pdf] sent to the LSA by over 1000 members of the linguistics community earlier this week, the LSA Executive Committee (pictured at right below) issued this


The LSA has learned with regret of the May 30, 2017 death of James W Ney, a Life Member of the LSA who first joined in 1962. 

See below for his published obituary:



On 8 September 2017, the LSA submitted Comments on Protecting the Rights of Children in Humanitarian Situations to th


The LSA Executive Committee has requested, and the Program Committee has approved, a special workshop on "Sexism, Harassment, and Title IX Rights" for the Society's 2018 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City.  Please watch this space and stand by for further communication in the upcoming weeks on


The LSA is pleased to announce the finalists for the Second Annual Five-minute Linguist event to be held at the 2018 Annual Meeting.


The LSA has learned with regret of the August 18, 2017 death of William Davies (University of Iowa), a Life Member of the LSA who first joined in 1977.

See below for an announcement from the University of Iowa Linguistics Department: 



The LSA is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Associated Editors to serve on the editorial team for Language, the LSA's flagship journal.


Elections for LSA Officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee, and on proposed changes to the LSA Contitution, are open through November 4.


The LSA has co-signed a letter from the American Association of Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science to the leadership and Appropriations Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, September 5.


In response to events in Charlottesville, VA and elsewhere, the LSA has issued the following statement, adopted by the Executive Committee on Aug.