To volunteer for any of the projects listed below, please contact LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed. Thank you.

Research Projects

Review all NSF linguistics grants to date and cull all projects that led to important discoveries with real-world applications (database available).

Review all NIH linguistics grants to date and cull all projects that led to important discoveries relating to health (database available).

Gather information about federally-funded research (past and present) on language/linguistics by other agencies, including NEH, DoD, State, and the Department of Education, and cull all projects that led to important discoveries with real-world applications.

Gather information about any basic research (past and present) on language/linguistics that led to important discoveries with real-world applications.

Writing Projects

Using data gathered in the research projects above, create a compendium of basic linguistics research (funded by any source) that led to real-world applications, with specifics about who what when where and how. View the LSA's Issue Brief (pdf) of policy issues for a sample of what's needed.

Serving as an LSA point person on specific issues/activities

Monitor specific bills, regulations, agencies, executive actions or other policies affecting language/linguistics. These include:

The March for Science: help with coordinating local, state and national participation by linguists.

Please check back for updates as new policy issues emerge.