This listing of LSA media resources is intended to assist journalists in identifying linguists who are knowledgeable about specified sub-fields of linguistics and are available for interviews with the news media on a timely basis. Journalists needing further assistance with using this list should contact LSA Executive Director Margaret Vitulo via email or phone: 202-835-1714. LSA members who would be interested in serving as a resource for the News Media should refer to the instructions at the bottom of this page.


African Languages

African American Language

American Sign Language (ASL), Black ASL, Sign Language(s)

Asian American Language

Haitian Creole

Languages in California

Languages of Latin America

Spanish (and Romance Languages)


Bias, Discrimination, Prejudice

Bilingualism, Dialects, Heritage Speakers

Deafness, Sign Language, Gesture

Language Learning and Acquisition, Child Language, Parent-Child Communication

Language Emergence

Cognition, Language and the Brain/Mind, Language Processing 

Computers, Computation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Speech Recognition



Educational Policy

Endangered Languages, Language Documentation

Fake News and Misinformation, Language in the Public

Gender, Sexuality, Pronouns

Grammar of the World’s Languages, Word Structure, Cross-Linguistic differences

History of Language, Language Change

Inclusive Language

Language on the Internet and Social Media

Law, Politics, Immigration, Policy

Meaning of Words, Meaning in Discourse and Conversation

Pidgins, Creoles

Sounds of Language, Tone, Prosody

LSA members who wish to nominate someone or themselves to serve as a Media Resource, please email the following in the form of a link to a folder (e.g., on Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive) or website URL to Georgia Zellou, Public Relations Committee Chair (email available in Member Directory):

A cover letter, not to exceed 1 page including the following, in order

1) A brief statement of how the nominee’s expertise and communicative skills make them well-suited to serve as first responders to the mainstream media and public, as well as

2) A statement of indications of the nominee’s experience interfacing with the media

3) A link to the nominee’s CV (A pdf of the CV attached is allowable, if no url is available.)

4) A brief (100- to 150-word) bio-sketch written in layperson’s language that states the nominee's expertise and the kinds of issues they can talk about

5) A list of 4-6 keywords related to the biosketch and the nominee’s expertise