There are many opportunities for LSA members to get more involved in the activities of the Society:

Present Your Research

Share Your Expertise

  • Serve as a referee or peer reviewer for articles and abstracts submitted to LSA publications and conferences
  • Volunteer as a Session Chair at the Annual Meeting
  • Teach a course or organize a workshop at the Linguistic Institute or CoLang
  • CELP Help project
  • Share your thoughts in one of our blogs.

Mentoring and Professional Development


LSA Leadership and Service

  • Join a committee or Special Interest Group
  • Self-nominate for a leadership role on the Executive Committee, Chairing a Committee, or serving on an Editorial Board
  • Start a new special interest group
  • Vote in our regular elections for LSA leaders on other ballot issues.
  • Serve as a Delegate or Liaison to a colleague organization
  • Sign up to serve as a Student Ambassador for the LSA at your home institution

Other Opportunities


  • Connect with other members focused on your research inquiry.
  • Complete your LSA member profile (and become eligible for a prize drawing).
  • Target LSA members with your job announcement using a staff-assisted search of the member directory.

Support the LSA

  • Contact the LSA Secretariat with your ideas for a new program, service, resource or member benefit.
  • Make a charitable donation to support student fellowships and other LSA programs.
  • Consider the LSA in your estate planning.


  • Apply for a Linguistic Institute fellowship
  • Apply for a CEDL Diversity Travel Grant