Membership Dues (Annual)


  • Click here for a list of Paid Life members of the LSA. Contact the LSA Secretariat if you are interested in becoming a Life Member.
  • LSA Associate Membership is available to linguists who have retired from the profession or nonlinguists who would like to support the LSA and its work. 
  • For those wishing to add or remove the hard copy of Language on membership renewal, please contact the LSA at [email protected]
  • For the purposes of dues payment, the LSA utilizes a rolling membership year.
  • Membership dues are nonrefundable.

Special membership considerations

  • Linguistics departments and programs may purchase bulk memberships for their students.
  • Recent Ph.D. graduates in linguistics are eligible for a free year of LSA membership.
  • K-12 Teachers and Students are eligible for complimentary membership by completing this online form.
  • A reduced rate of $65 is available for eligible members. (Click here for more information).
  • Members who have maintained 50 years of continuous membership are eligible for a Complimentary Life Membership.
  • Members who have maintained 20 years of continuous membership and who have retired from the regular exercise of the profession, or who are not practicing linguists, are eligible for Associate Membership. For further information or to change your membership type, please contact the LSA.
  • For those experiencing extreme economic hardship who are unable to afford the reduced rate referenced above, the LSA is able to grant a small number of dues waivers made possible by charitable contributions to our Financial Assistance and Student Support Fund. Please complete the online waiver request form for consideration.

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