Membership in the LSA confers a number of important benefits and services, which are described below.

LSA Annual Meeting

The LSA Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for members to share their latest research and network with leaders in the field. At least one author of a submitted abstract for consideration must be a member. And the presenter of the accepted abstract must be a member. Members are also eligible for meeting registration discounts of up to forty percent, and for discounted hotel room rates.

Free LSA Membership for Recent Ph.D. Recipients

The LSA offers a complimentary one-year regular membership to recent recipients of the Ph.D. This offer applies both to current student members of the LSA and to nonmembers.

Career and Professional Development Resources

Exclusive LSA Student Member Benefits

The LSA offers many benefits exclusively for our student members.  Only LSA student members may:  apply for fellowships and scholarships for our Linguistic Institutes and CoLang; be considered for one of our Student Abstract Awards or for the Elizabeth Pine Dayton Award; submit their work to be featured in our Student Research Spotlight; receive complimentary registration for the LSA Annual Meeting in exchange for eight hours of volunteer work; apply for Diversity Travel Grants sponsored by our Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics (CEDL); and more.  See a list of the LSA's exclusive student benefits, programs, and services

Participation in the LSA's Mentoring Initiative

LSA Webinars on Scholarly and Professional Development Topics

Discounts on Books and Journals

Discounted Joint Membership with the American Dialect Society

Job Listings

Language, the LSA's prestigious quarterly peer-reviewed journal

Voting Rights

Only members may vote on the election of officers and Board members, on amendments to the LSA Constitution/Bylaws, and on resolutions proposed for adoption by the Society. Click here to review the LSA's Constitution and Bylaws, and click here to read more about our board members and the election of officers.

Awards and Honors

Membership Directory Access

Get contact information of other LSA members based on name, affiliation, and language(s) and subfield(s) studied. 

Manage Membership (Update Profile, Reset Password, Pay Dues)

Members can update their profiles, renew their memberships, or reset their passwords online, instantly.

Read more about reasons for joining the LSA from the leadership of the Society.