This event will be open for registration between 09/01/2018 and 12/14/2018.

The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place January 3-6, 2019, at the: 

Sheraton New York Times Square 
811 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

The LSA will meet concurrently with the American Dialect Society (ADS), American Name Society (ANS), North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS), North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS), Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA).

Thinking of submitting an abstract for the Annual Meeting?  Check out the LSA's July 20 webinar on "Abstract Writing: How to Convince in a Page." 

 

Plenary Speakers

In addition, three plenary poster sessions will be held on Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00 PM and on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 AM - Noon.

 

Quick Links

Call for Organized Session Proposals

Call for Poster and Paper Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the Five-minute Linguist

Preregistration

Onsite Registration

Hotel Reservations

Local Information

Job Interview Service

Sign Language Interpretation

Child Care/Lactation Room

Information for Exhibitors, Advertisers, and Sponsors

To find out more about having a presence at the LSA Annual Meeting, consult the LSA's Prospectus, click the red "Become a Sponsor" button at the top of this page, or email David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings.

Ever wondered what goes in to planning the LSA Annual Meeting?  Click here for answers to some FAQs on this topic. 

Call for Organized Session Proposals

The Call for Organized Session Proposals is available here.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for regular posters and papers may be submitted online from June 1 through July 31, 2018 (login to LSA website required).  Please refer to the Call for Abstracts for more information about submitting an abstract and links to sample abstracts. 

"The Five-minute Linguist"

The Five-Minute Linguist is a high-profile contest during which selected speakers will be judged on their ability to present their research in a brief but informative way.  These five-minute presentations should be lively and engaging, delivered without notes on a stage without a podium, with audiovisual effects of the speaker’s choosing. The talks should be directed to a nonspecialist audience, may come from any subfield of the science, and must display qualities that will attract interdisciplinary interest. 

Meeting Registration

Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Compliance is important for keeping our fees affordable. Only those who register will be allowed to present papers, use the Job Placement Service, or attend presentations and other functions. Registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA Annual Meeting functions.

Preregistration

Preregistration for the 2019 Annual Meeting will be available from September 1 through December 14, 2018. To preregister for the meeting, please log in to the LSA website, navigate to the Annual Meeting web page, and click on the red "Register for Meeting" button at the top of the page.  Be sure that you are logged in to the website so that you can obtain the member registration discount.  A downloadable copy of the registration form is available here.

Preregistration fees will be.

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members:  $265.00
  • Student Members:  $86
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $90
  • Nonmember - Regular: $385
  • Nonmember - Student: $165

Preregistrants may claim their conference badges and handbooks at the registration desk beginning at 1:00 p.m. on January 3.

Onsite Registration

Any attendees who have not preregistered for the Meeting by the December 14 deadline will need to register onsite during the hours listed immediately above. Onsite registration fees will be available in May 2018.

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members:  $355
  • Student Members: $132
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $105
  • Nonmember - Regular: $$485
  • Nonmember - Student: $202
  • Special 1-day Rate: $85

Local Information

Check back for more information..

Job Interview Service

For a nominal fee, the LSA provides private space at the Annual Meeting for organizations wishing to interview job candidates or collect CVs from meeting attendees.  More information about the Job Information Service will be availble later.

Sign Language Interpretation

Attendees at the New York City meeting who need ASL/English interpretation must notify the LSA Secretariat and register for the meeting by November 9, 2018. Presenters who plan to present in ASL must also notify the Secretariat by that date in order to ensure that interpretation is provided. All requests should be sent to David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings, with the words "2019 Meeting ASL Interpreting Request" in the subject line. Please include a list of LSA sessions and/or papers you expect to attend, including plenary addresses, the business meeting, and the Presidential Address.The meeting schedule will be availbale in October 2018.  All requests will be forwarded to the interpreter coordinator for the New York meeting, who will identify qualified local interpreters, assist with scheduling, and handle day-to-day logistics concerning interpreting.

Support Sign Language Interpretation at the LSA

Child Care/Lactation Room

Attendees who will be bringing children to the Annual Meeting should notify David Robinson no later than December 1 of their intentions.  The LSA will make available information about local child care providers and facilitate mutual child care.  Annual meeting presenters may be reimbursed up to $100 for child care expenses incurred in conjunction with the Meeting.  A Lactation Room will be provided if requested. 

Hotel Reservations

The Sheraton New York Times Square has reserved a block of rooms for those attending the 2019 Annual Meeting. The Sheraton is one of New York City's largest hotels, and is convenient to public transportation, major landmarks, and the innumerable dining and entertainment options offered by The Big Apple.  Read more about why attendees should book with the LSA Room Block for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Reservations will be available from September 1 through Decemb er 3, 2018. The special LSA room rates for the 2019 Annual Meeting are:

Standard Rooms

Single/Double:  $149/night
Triple: $179/night
Quad: $209/night

A link to book online and a telephone number will be provided at a later date.


This event will be open for registration between 09/01/2018 and 12/14/2018.