The LSA has been governed by an Executive Committee (EC) since its founding in 1924. The Executive Committee serves as the Board of Directors/Trustees for the LSA, providing oversight and strategic direction for the Society as a non-profit corporation. The Executive Director of the LSA serves as an ex-officio member of the EC, but is not listed by year below.

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2010 committee and editorsThe following individuals served on the LSA Executive Committee from 2005-2021:

2021

  • President: Laurence R. Horn, Yale University, Emeritus
  • Vice President/President-Elect: John Baugh, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Lenore Grenoble, University of Chicago
  • Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara, Past President
  • Wunetu Tarrant, Bloch Fellow, University of Arizona
  • Jennifer Bloomquist, Gettysburg College
  • Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago
  • Sonja Lanehart, University of Arizona
  • Arthur K. Spears, City University of New York
  • Rebecca Scarborough, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Alicia Wassink, University of Washington

2020

  • Marianne Mithun, President, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Laurence R. Horn, Vice President/President-Elect, Yale University, Emeritus
  • Brian Joseph, Past President, The Ohio State University University
  • Lenore Grenoble, Secretary-Treasurer, University of Chicago
  • Marlyse Baptista, University of Michigan
  • Jennifer Bloomquist, Gettysburg College
  • Anne Charity Hudley, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago
  • Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Arthur K. Spears, City University of New York
  • Rebecca Scarborough, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Wunetu Tarrant, Bloch Fellow, University of Arizona

2019

  • Brian Joseph, President, The Ohio State University
  • Marianne Mithun, Vice President/President-Elect, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Penelope Eckert, Past President, Stanford University
  • Lenore Grenoble, Secretary-Treasurer, University of Chicago
  • Marlyse Baptista, University of Michigan
  • Anne Charity Hudley, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Yining Nie, Bloch Fellow, New York University
  • Arthur K. Spears, City University of New York
  • Rebecca Scarborough, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Alan Yu, University of Chicago

2018

  • Penelope Eckert, President, Stanford University
  • Brian Joseph, Vice President/President-Elect, The Ohio State University
  • Larry Hyman, Past President, University of California, Berkeley
  • Lenore Grenoble, Secretary-Treasurer, University of Chicago
  • Marlyse Baptista, University of Michigan
  • Anne Charity Hudley, College of William & Mary
  • Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Yining Nie, outgoing Bloch Fellow, New York University
  • Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley
  • Robin Queen, University of Michigan
  • Wunetu Tarrant, incoming Bloch Fellow, University of Arizona
  • Alan Yu, University of Chicago

2017

  • Larry Hyman, President, University of California, Berkeley
  • Penelope Eckert, Vice President/President-Elect, Stanford University
  • Alice Harris, Past President, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
  • Anne Charity Hudley, College of William & Mary
  • Jeff Good, University at Buffalo
  • Ivy Hauser, outgoing Bloch Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Yining Nie, incoming Bloch Fellow, New York University
  • Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley
  • Robin Queen, University of Michigan
  • Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University
  • Alan Yu, University of Chicago

2016

  • Alice Harris, President, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Larry Hyman, Vice President/President-Elect, University of California, Berkeley
  • John R. Rickford, Past President, Stanford University
  • Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
  • Edwin Battistella, Southern Oregon University
  • Jeff Good, University at Buffalo
  • Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
  • Ivy Hauser, Bloch Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley
  • Robin Queen, University of Michigan
  • Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University

2015

  • John R. Rickford, President, Stanford University
  • Alice Harris, Vice President-President Elect, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Joan Maling, Past Prsident, Brandeis University
  • Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
  • Edwin Battistella, Southern Oregon University
  • Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University
  • Jeff Good, University at Buffalo
  • Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
  • Ivy Hauser, Bloch Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Colin Phillips, University of Maryland
  • Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University

2014

  • Joan Maling, President, Brandeis University
  • John Rickford, Vice President-President Elect, Stanford University 
  • Ellen Kaisse, Past President, University of Washington
  • Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
  • Edwin Battistella, Southern Oregon University
  • Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University
  • Susan Fischer, Retired
  • Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
  • Troy Messick, Bloch Fellow, University of Connecticut
  • Colin Phillips, University of Maryland

2013

  • Ellen Kaisse, President, University of Washington
  • Joan Maling, Vice President-President Elect, Brandeis University
  • Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California Davis 
  • Keren Rice, Past President, University of Toronto
  • Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University
  • Susan Fischer, Retired
  • Andrew Garrett, University of California Berkeley
  • Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts amherst
  • Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania  
  • Troy Messick, Bloch Fellow, University of Connecticut
  • Colin Phillips, University of Maryland

2012

  • Keren Rice, President, University of Toronto
  • Ellen Kaisse, Vice President-President Elect, University of Washington
  • Sandra Chung, Past President, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
  • Rebekah Baglini, Bloch Fellow, University of Chicago
  • Susan Fischer, Retired
  • Andrew Garrett, University of California Berkeley
  • Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
  • Eric Potsdam, University of Florida

2011

  • Sandra Chung, President, Universty of California Santa Cruz
  • Keren Rice, Vice President-President Elect, University of Toronto
  • David Lightfoot, Past President, Georgetown University
  • Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
  • Rebekah Baglini, Bloch Fellow, University of Chicago
  • Andrew Garrett, University of California Berkeley
  • Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
  • Eric Potsdam, University of Florida
  • Christopher Potts, Stanford University
  • Rachel Walker, University of Southern California

2010

  • David Lightfoot, President, Georgetown University
  • Sandra Chung, Vice President-President Elect, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Sarah Thomason, Past President, University of Michigan
  • Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
  • Scott Grimm, Bloch Fellow, Stanford University
  • Alice Harris, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
  • Eric Potsdam, University of Florida
  • Christopher Potts, Stanford University
  • Catherine Ringen, University of Iowa
  • Rachel Walker, University of Southern California

2009

  • Sarah Thomason, President, University of Michigan
  • David Lightfoot, Vice President-President Elect, Georgetown University
  • Ellen Prince, Past President, University of Pennsylvania
  • Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
  • Jennifer Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Scott Grimm, Bloch Fellow, Stanford University
  • Alice Harris, Stony Brook University 
  • Christopher Potts, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Catherine Ringen, University of Iowa
  • Rachel Walker, University of Southern California 
  • Thomas Wasow, Stanford University

2008 

  • Stephen Anderson, Acting President, Yale University
  • Sarah Thomason, Vice President-President Elect, University of Michigan
  • Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
  • Jennifer Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Frank, Bloch Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Alice Harris, Stony Brook University 
  • Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin
  • Johanna Nichols, University of California Berkeley
  • Catherine Ringen, University of Iowa
  • Thomas Wasow, Stanford University

2007

  • Stephen Anderson, President, Yale University
  • Ellen Prince, Vice President/President-Elect, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sally McConnell-Ginet, Past President, Cornell University
  • Gregory Ward, Secretary-Treasurer, Northwestern University
  • Michael Frank, Bloch Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jennifer Cole, University of Illinois
  • Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
  • Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin
  • Johanna Nichols, University of California Berkeley 
  • Dennis Preston, Michigan State University
  • Thomas Wasow, Stanford University

2006

  • Sally McConnell-Ginet, President, Cornell University
  • Stephen Anderson, Vice President-President Elect, Yale University
  • Mark Aronoff, Past President, Stony Brook University
  • Gregory Ward, Secretary-Treasurer, Northwestern University
  • Rebecca T. Cover, Bloch Fellow, University of California Berkeley
  • Mark Baker, Rutgers University
  • Ellen Kaisse, University of Washington
  • Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin
  • Dennis Preston, Michigan State University
  • Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
  • Johanna Nichols, University of California Berkeley

2005

  • Mark Aronoff, President, Stony Brook University
  • Sally McConnell-Ginet, Vice President-President Elect, Cornell University
  • Joan Bybee, Past President, University of New Mexico
  • Gregory Ward, Secretary-Treasurer, Northwestern University
  • Rebecca T. Cover, Bloch Fellow, University of California Berkeley
  • Mark Baker, Rutgers University
  • Larry Hyman, University of California Berkeley 
  • Ellen Kaisse, University of Washington
  • Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
  • Dennis Preston, Michigan State University
  • Gillian Sankoff, University of Pennsylvania