Contact the LSA if you are interested in a paid Life Membership.

The LSA offers a paid Life Membership option, which exempts the member from any further dues obligations.  Life membership costs $1900, payable in one lump sum or in four quarterly installments.  If you are interested in the quarterly installment plan, please contact Beth Riebe at the LSA office. 

Paying for a Life Membership is not only a good bargain for most LSA members; it also provides the Society with long-term support in our mission to educate the general public, the news media, other scientists, and governmental and funding bodies about the central role of linguistic science in the human endeavor.  

We acknowledge our many paid life members below and welcome the most recent new Life Members -- Leslie Barratt, Christine Beier, Emily Bender, Paola Cepeda, Jonathan Coltz, Jonathan Dunn, Sheila Embleton, Lenore Grenoble, Junko Ito, Tom Larsen, Theresa McGarry, Armin Mester, Lev Michael, Janna B. Oetting, Jeffrey Parker, Robin Queen, Susan Tamasi, and Kie Zuraw --  along with many Past Presidents of the LSA.. Contact the LSA if you are interested in purchasing a Life Membership. 

“Once I landed a tenured lectureship in Sweden, I decided to upgrade my LSA membership to the life member category. I wanted to be able to show my strong support to the Society for the ways it supports research (through, e.g., the journal Language and its Linguistic Institutes) and public outreach. Over the years my teaching has benefitted from the numerous resources on the LSA homepage. I have often used the very well-written articles in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ to inspire beginning undergraduate students.”

—Angela Hoffman, Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics, Uppsala University, Sweden

“I knew I was very likely going to be part of the linguistics community for the duration of my career, and that it seemed like a cost-effective investment; that is, it would be at least $1000 cheaper over the course of my career to become a life member early on.  I was also attracted by not having to deal with the administrative details of renewing membership every year.”

—Kathleen Currie Hall, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

“I decided to get a lifetime membership in the LSA for both financial reasons and professional ones. Financially, it made sense: assuming I work for at least 30 years in the field, and plan to be a member of the LSA each of those years, a lifetime membership would save me money over the long run. Professionally, I DO plan to be a member of the LSA for as long as I am active in the profession (and perhaps even afterwards) because I want to support the organization's efforts to continue providing the valuable services it does. My development as a "young" scholar has been greatly enhanced by the LSA's activities--especially the Institute--and it's important to me that those be available to shape the scholars coming after me as well.”

—Lauren Squires, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

“I purchased a life membership when I was a second-year graduate student (back in 1981, when it cost much less).  What an investment!”

—Gregory Ward, Professor, Northwestern University

“Small schools like mine know that we often depend on connections made at major conferences to stay competitive in our research. Plus, my institution only reimburses conference registration at the member rate. So, when I negotiated a startup package to set up a new Lab of Linguistics (LoL) to support my research, I knew to include professional membership in the budget. Alongside funds for travel, consultants, and lab equipment, I figured that a lifetime membership with the LSA would be one of the most effective and appropriate uses of my startup. Now every time I hear that another junior linguist has been given a startup package and they're figuring out the best way to use their funds, I am sure to suggest lifetime memberships with the LSA and other professional organizations.”

—Sameer ud Dowla Khan, Assistant Professor, Reed College

If we have inadvertently omitted your name from this list, please let us know.  If you would like to have your name removed from this list, please let us know.

The LSA also grants Life Membership to any individual who has been a dues-paying member for fifty years (raised from forty in 2012).  Click here to see a list of individuals who became Life Members thus.

Paid Life Members

  • Abdul Jabbar Abbasi
  • Daniel Abondolo
  • Mahasen Abu-Mansour
  • Christopher Adam
  • Razieh Ahmadi
  • Gregory Aist
  • Cheryl S Ajirotutu
  • Prosper Akortia
  • Eleonora Albano
  • John Alderete
  • Chris Alexis
  • Diogo Almeida
  • Ahmad Alqassas
  • H S Ananthanarayana
  • Scott AnderBois
  • E Annamalai
  • Rajaa Aquil
  • John Archibald
  • Mark Aronoff
  • Sudha Arunachalam
  • Ichiro Asano
  • Ash Asudeh
  • Eric Bakovic
  • Jóhanna Barðdal
  • Leslie Barratt
  • Edwin Battistella
  • John Baugh
  • Rosemary Beam de Azcona
  • John Beavers
  • Kara Becker
  • Jill Beckman
  • Patrice Speeter Beddor
  • Christine Beier
  • Thomas Belligh
  • Emily Bender
  • Niko Besnier
  • Loren Billings
  • Musaed Bin-Muqbil
  • Bronwyn Bjorkman
  • Renee Blake
  • Isaac L. Bleaman
  • David Bowie
  • David Branner
  • Adrian Brasoveanu
  • Diane K Brentari
  • Eugene Buckley
  • Melisa Burekovic
  • Joan Bybee
  • Frances Cahill
  • Michael Cahill
  • Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
  • Aaron Carton
  • Justine Cassell
  • Damir Cavar
  • Paola Cepeda
  • Jin Soon Cha
  • Marjorie Chan
  • Jane Chandlee
  • Charles Chang
  • Anne H. Charity Hudley
  • Carole Chaski
  • Shobhana Chelliah
  • Candice Chi-Hang Cheung
  • Sook Whan Cho
  • Young Mee Yu Cho
  • Hyon Sook Choe
  • Chengzhi Chu
  • Sandra Chung
  • Guglielmo Cinque
  • Emily Clem
  • Emmert C Clevenstine
  • Robert Cloutier
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Uriel Cohen Priva
  • Jennifer Cole
  • Yoko Collier-Sanuki
  • Jonathan Coltz
  • Tracy Conner
  • Jessica Coon
  • Greville Corbett
  • Gregg M. Cox
  • William Croft
  • Christiane Cunha de Oliveira
  • Michael Cysouw
  • Biswajit Das
  • Santanu Das
  • William Davies
  • Daniel Davis
  • Lori Davis
  • Stuart Davis
  • Wynndi Davis
  • Willem de Reuse
  • Amy Rose Deal
  • Brent deChene
  • Michel DeGraff
  • Scott DeLancey
  • Francesca Dell'Oro
  • Ashwini Deo
  • A Richard Diebold
  • Michael Diercks
  • Marianna Di Paolo
  • Mark Donohue
  • Lindi Douglass
  • Laura Downing
  • San Duanmu
  • Stanley Dubinsky
  • Jonathan Dunn
  • David Eddington
  • Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine
  • Karen Emmorey
  • Fubito Endo Mary Erbaugh
  • Angela Falk
  • Paul Fallon
  • Ann Farmer
  • Alfred F Fasnacht
  • Shengli Feng
  • James Fidelholtz
  • Hana Filip
  • Herwig Findenig
  • Sara Finley
  • Susan Fischer
  • Colleen Fitzgerald
  • Belen Flores
  • Janet Dean Fodor
  • Claire Foley
  • Bonnie Fonseca-Greber
  • Catherine Fountain
  • Alice Freed
  • Robert Freidin
  • Victor Friedman
  • N. Louanna Furbee
  • Susanne Gahl
  • Jon R. Gajewski
  • Rama Gam S.
  • Andrew Garrett
  • Emily Gasser
  • Olga Gaydamachuk
  • Iqbal Ghasemyani
  • Tara Gibbs
  • Stephanie Glotfelty
  • Shelome Gooden
  • Helen Goodluck
  • Matthew Gordon
  • Kenneth Granle
  • Thomas Grano
  • Lenore Grenoble
  • Aaron Griffith
  • Nadine Grimm
  • Scott Grimm
  • Jane Grimshaw
  • Christine Gunlogson
  • Martin Haase
  • Kathleen Hall
  • Chung-hye Han
  • Daniel Harbour
  • Sharon Hargus
  • Edward B Harris
  • Heidi Harley
  • Yoko Hasegawa
  • Hasibuddin Hasibuddin
  • Jennifer Hay
  • Derek D Herforth
  • Kazuko Hiramatsu
  • Masako Hirotani
  • Rick Hobbs
  • Anya Hogoboom
  • Maurice Holder
  • Jeffrey Holliday
  • Nicole Holliday
  • Chu-Ren Huang
  • Hui-chuan Huang
  • Hui-chuan Jennifer Huang
  • Lillian Huang
  • Shi-Zhe Huang
  • Jena Hwang
  • Bernhard Hurch
  • Larry Hyman
  • Yoshiyuki Igarashi
  • Yasufumi Iwasaki
  • Ray Jackendoff
  • Richard Janda
  • Jay Jasanoff
  • Peter Jenks
  • Karen Jensen
  • Keith Johnson
  • Dan Jurafsky
  • Carol Justus
  • Aravind Kannan
  • Vsevolod Kapatsinski
  • Simin Karimi
  • Stefan Kaufmann
  • Patricia Keating
  • Ezra Keshet
  • Sameer ud Dowla Khan
  • Sunil Khillare
  • Majid Khorsand
  • Douglas Kibbee
  • Tyler E. Kibbey
  • Alan Hyun-Oak Kim
  • Hyunsoon Kim
  • Min-Joo Kim
  • Woo-Young Kim
  • Young-joo Kim
  • Susannah Kirby
  • Robert Kirchner
  • Sotaro Kita
  • Morio Kohno
  • Masatoshi Koizumi
  • Anthony Kroch
  • Cornelius C Kubler
  • Chandana Kudathanthirige
  • Wilfried Kuerschner
  • Navnit Kumar
  • Rajesh Kumar
  • William Ladusaw
  • D. Robert Ladd
  • Stephen Laker
  • Jeffrey Lamontagne
  • Sonja Lanehart
  • Katherine Langan
  • Myriam Lapierre
  • Darrell Larsen
  • Tom Larsen
  • Wayne Lawrence
  • Jackson Lee
  • Julie Anne Legate
  • Donald Lenfest
  • Roger Levy
  • Mark L'Heureux
  • Frank F Li
  • Chien-Jer Lin
  • Miranda Lin
  • Vern M Lindblad
  • Björn Lindblom
  • Richard J Lizotte
  • Terje LohndalC
  • Heidi Lorimor
  • Monica Macaulay
  • Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza
  • Jeff MacSwan
  • Sophia Malamud
  • Joan Maling
  • Louis Mangione
  • Tiaoyuan Mao
  • Michael Marlo
  • Megan Matovich
  • Stephen Matthews
  • Theresa McGarry
  • Cecile McKee
  • David McKoskey
  • Michael McOmber
  • Laura McPherson
  • Richard P. Meier
  • Jason Merchant
  • Mehdi Meshkato Dini
  • Lev Michael
  • Sriniket Mishra
  • Meiyo Mitsonubo
  • Rosa Moniz
  • Silvina Montrul
  • Terrell Morgan
  • Sadao Morita
  • Sarah Murray
  • Pieter Cornelis Muysken
  • Carol Myers-Scotton
  • Elmalki Mzabi
  • Savithry Namboodiripad
  • Margaret Naeser
  • Ken Nakatani
  • Heiko Narrog
  • Daniel Nemati
  • Bruce E Nevin
  • Andrew Nevins
  • Paul Newman
  • Jon Newquist
  • Iman Nick
  • Catherine O'Connor
  • Kenji Oda
  • Richard Oehrle
  • Janna B. Oetting
  • Noriko Onodera
  • Eser Ordem
  • Cemil Orhan Orgun
  • Olanike Orie
  • Rafael Orozco
  • Serdar Ozay
  • Jeffrey Parker
  • Ana Pérez-Leroux
  • Jerome Packard
  • Carol A Padden
  • Surinder Pal
  • Anna Papafragou
  • Panayiotis A. Pappas
  • Prashant Parikh
  • Terence Parsons
  • Mary Paster
  • Amanda Payne
  • Michael Pearson
  • Gabriela Pérez Báez
  • Irene Philippaki-Warburton
  • Janet Pierrehumbert
  • Steven Pinker
  • Acrisio Pires
  • Samuel Poliden
  • Carl Polley
  • Oana Popovici
  • Paul Portner
  • William Poser
  • Eric Potsdam
  • Christopher Potts
  • Pati Price
  • Ellen Prince
  • Christen Pullen
  • Geoffrey Pullum
  • Robin Queen
  • S M Rahman
  • Robert Ratcliffe
  • Farid Raza
  • Teegala Reddy
  • Gisela Redeker
  • Maggie Reynolds
  • Paul Rich
  • Jason Riggle
  • John T Ritter
  • Kenneth H Rogers
  • Kevin Roon
  • Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada
  • Jeffrey Runner
  • Thennarasu SakkanMuhyi Eldeen Salih
  • William Salmon
  • Hannah Sande
  • Joseph Salmons
  • William Samarin
  • Bonny Sands
  • Gillian Sankoff
  • Philip Sapir
  • Kazuhiko SatoDeborah Schaffer
  • Rachel Schaffer
  • Kevin Schluter
  • Lawrence Schourup
  • Florian Schwarz
  • Roger Schwarzschild
  • Scott Schwenter
  • Elisabeth Selkirk
  • Leah Shapardanis
  • Mary Shapiro
  • Surmangol Sharma
  • Hyon Sook Shin
  • Mitra shokrollahi
  • David Silva
  • Wilson Silva
  • Andrew Simpson
  • Jane Simpson
  • Andrea Sims
  • Amar Singh
  • Mandvi Singh
  • Charles Smith
  • Jennifer L. Smith
  • Magdalena Smoczynska
  • Katsuhide Sonoda
  • Margaret Speas
  • Augustin Speyer
  • Jon Sprouse
  • Lauren Squires
  • Joseph Stanley
  • Susan Steele
  • Will Styler
  • Ryoko Suzuki
  • Kristen Syrett
  • Maite Taboada
  • Mary D Taffet
  • Nobutaka Takara
  • Kenichi Takemura
  • Susan Tamasi
  • Sze-Wing Tang
  • Deborah Tannen
  • Wong Tat
  • Gracious Temsen
  • Shiao Wei Tham
  • Shiaowei Tham
  • Laurence C Thompson
  • Peter Tiersma
  • Ida Toivonen
  • Misato Tokunaga
  • Judith Tonhauser
  • Bernard Tranel
  • Amelia Tseng
  • Natsuko Tsujimura
  • Masanori Tsutsumi
  • G Richard Tucker
  • Edward F. Tuttle
  • Yongnam Um
  • Dustin Van Orman
  • Shravan Vasishth
  • Jean-Christophe Verstraete
  • Daniel J. Villarreal
  • F K Erhard Voeltz
  • Craig Alan Volker
  • Arseniy Vvedenskiy
  • Michael Wagner
  • Suzanne Wagner
  • Keith Walters
  • Gregory Ward
  • Natasha Warner
  • Thomas Wasow
  • Lian-Hee Wee
  • Christopher Weedall
  • Alexis Wellwood
  • Michael T Wescoat
  • Doug Whalen
  • Søren Wichmann
  • Ronnie B. Wilbur
  • Harold E. Wilcox
  • Oliver Wilke
  • Eva Wittenberg
  • Jonas Wittke
  • Jinsub Won
  • Patrick Wong
  • Roy Wright
  • Yuwen Wu
  • Chalres Yang
  • Yasukata Yano
  • Virginia Yip
  • Suwon Yoon
  • Hongbing Yu
  • Hongjun YU
  • Kristine Yu
  • Jiwon Yun
  • Chunmei Zhou
  • Maria Luisa Zubizarreta
  • Kie Zuraw