Membership Dues (Annual)

Regular members:

$105 - Language online only

$145 - Language online and in hard copy

*for those wishing to add or remove the hard copy of Language on membership renewal, please contact the LSA at [email protected]

Student members:

$45 - Language online only

$85 - Language online and in hard copy

(Recent Ph.D. graduates in linguistics are also eligible for a free year of LSA membership.)

Linguistics departments and programs may purchase bulk memberships for their students.

*for those wishing to add or remove the hard copy of Language on membership renewal, please contact the LSA at [email protected]

New! Purchase a gift membership for someone! (See below)

Associate members:

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. 

$75 - Language online only

$115 - Language online and in hard copy

*for those wishing to add or remove the hard copy of Language on membership renewal, please contact the LSA at [email protected]

K-12 Teachers and Students:

Complimentary: complete this PDF form to sign up or use our online form.

Reduced Rate members:

$65 (more information)

Life members:

$1900.  Click here for a list of Paid Life members of the LSA.  Contact the LSA Secretariat if you are interested in bcoming a Life Member.

For the purposes of dues payment, the LSA utilizes a rolling membership year.

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.

Membership dues are nonrefundable.

Start your membership with the LSA by registering online. Click here for a printable individual membership form.

Gift Memberships

What is the perfect gift for the linguist or language lover in your family or friend circle? A membership to the nation's premier scholarly association for linguists.

Use our online form to buy a gift membership for someone.

You can also download a PDF of the Gift Form if you prefer to pay by check.

Waivers of Membership Dues

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 contact our membership department for more information about how you can submit a formal request for a dues waiver.

You can also fill out our online waiver request form, or download an editable PDF version.