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The 96th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place from January 6-9, 2022 at the:

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave.

Washington, DC 20009

A note on meeting format and planning: We are continuing to monitor the situation with regard to COVID-19 and will provide updates here as the situation changes. Please see our COVID related policies for more information. We are currently planning to offer the bulk of the annual meeting content in person. Attendees who are unable or unwilling to attend the in-person meeting will be offered a virtual alternative. Registration will open in October, 2021.

Plenary Presenters

The 2022 LSA Annual Meeting will host experts in their fields that include the three distinguished professors below. Join us at the meeting for these presentations!

Michel DeGraff (PhD. University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of the most influential figures in Creole linguistics today. His many publications range from formal studies of the morphosyntax of Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) to investigations of race, linguistic justice, politics, and education in the context of Creole languages. He is the director of the MIT-Haiti Initiative, which “promotes active learning and Kreyòl language in STEM disciplines taught in schools in order to help Haitians learn in the language most of them speak at home.” He has also been a strong advocate for the linguistic rights of children, offering remarks on this topic on behalf of the LSA to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and serving as the LSA representative to the Science and Human Rights Coalition for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Julie Hochgesang (PhD. Gallaudet) is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University. She is a Deaf linguist who conducts research on the phonology and phonetics of signed languages, documentation (fieldwork, transcription and corpus linguistics) of signed languages, and making linguistics accessible to the general community (ASL teachers, interpreters, teachers of the Deaf, etc.). She has published nearly 20 papers, edited 4 books, and given dozens of presentations including multiple plenaries on these topics.

Tracey Weldon, (PhD. Ohio State University) is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at the University of South Carolina. She is a quantitative sociolinguist, specializing in varieties of American English, with a particular focus on African American English (AAE) and Gullah. She was one of the producers of the documentary Talking Black in America. Her most recent book is Middle Class African American English., Cambridge University Press (2021).

2022 Annual Meeting Educational Programming


Organized Sessions

2022 Annual Meeting Ancillary Activities

Pop-Up Mentoring at the Annual Meeting

Resouces to Plan Your Attendance

Meeting Registration

Hotel Reservations

Sign Language Interpretation

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Pop-Up Mentoring at the Annual Meeting

The Pop-Up Mentoring Program (PUMP) is an initiative, launched by a subset of the LSA's Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL), now known as COGEL (Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics). COGEL representatives travel to conferences, and offer attendees the chance to meet briefly with mentors outside of their official support system. 

More information about Pop-Up Mentoring at the 2022 Annual Meeting will be available in fall 2021.

Meeting Registration

Registration fees will be posted in October 2021. Online registration will take place from October - December 31, 2021. All attendees registering by December 31, 2021 may claim their conference badges and handbooks at the registration desk beginning on the afternoon of January 6.

Note: Online registration will close December 31, 2021. All registration must take place onsite after this date. 


Preregistration for the 2022 Annual Meeting will be available from October through December 15, 2021. Note that preregistration fees are normally nonrefundable.

Regular Registration

Regular registration fees will be available from December 16, 2021 - January 9, 2022.

Hotel Reservations

The Washington Hilton has reserved a block of rooms for those attending the 2022 Annual Meeting. The Hilton is one of Washington's largest and most iconic hotels, and is convenient to public transportation, major landmarks, and the innumerable dining and entertainment options offered by the nation's capital. Read more about why attendees should book with the LSA Room Block for the 2022 Annual Meeting.

Room reservations will be available from October through December 6, 2021. 

The special LSA room rates for the 2022 Annual Meeting are:

Standard Rooms

Single/Double:  $139/night

Triple:  $164/night

Quad: $189/night

The conference room rate will be honored, subject to availability, three days before and three days after the meeting. Note that availablility before the meeting may be limited.

Sign Language Interpretation

Attendees at the 2022 virtual meeting who need ASL/English interpretation must notify the LSA Secretariat and register for the meeting by early December, 2021. Presenters who plan to present in ASL must also notify the Secretariat by then in order to ensure that interpretation is provided. All requests should be sent to the Meetings Manager with the words "LSA 2022 Annual 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. A meeting schedule will be available during the fall of 2021. All requests will be forwarded to the interpreter coordinator for the, who will identify qualified local interpreters, assist with scheduling, and handle day-to-day logistics concerning interpreting.

Support Sign Language Interpretation at the LSA

Call for Abstracts

Call for Poster and Paper Abstracts - CLOSED June 30, 2021, 11:59 pm, Eastern time.

Call for Abstracts for the Five-minute Linguist - CLOSED June 30, 2021, 11:59 pm, Eastern time.

Organized session proposals for the 2022 Annual Meeting CLOSED May 17, 2021, 11:59 pm, Eastern time.

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