Resource Guides

Taking Linguistics to the Public: An Outreach Guide

Linguistics and the News Media: An LSA Guide for Linguists


FAQ Pamphlets

The LSA's FAQ pamphlets are educational and authoritative guides to language-related issues. Written with the layperson in mind, FAQs may be used as instructional aids in linguistics courses, at information sessions for prospective linguistics students, and as part of outreach program to professionals in other fields.

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Articles in the Field of Linguistics

An article entitled "The Field of Linguistics" was first published by the Linguistic Society of America in 1982. Facilitated by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, it was written to explain the discipline to the general public. A new edition was edited by Geoffrey Nunberg and Thomas Wasow in 1997. The plan is to update this page periodically and to expand the coverage of areas. If you are interested in updating an article, or writing a new one, please contact the LSA by clicking here.

eLanguage Archive 

The LSA’s archive for a variety of open-access scholarly linguistics research.


LSA & Routledge Book Series

Book-length adaptations of the LSA's popular FAQ pamphlets series exploring key topics in the field of linguistics.

LSA Bulletin/LSA Update:

The LSA Bulletin was for many years the Society's publication of record for membership news, job and conference listings, funding resources and, annually in December, the roster of members. The Bulletin was published in print form from the 1920s through 1991, and then online from 2000 (online only from October 2005). It ceased publication altogether in 2009. View online issues of the Bulletin or visit JSTOR to view the digital archive of print editions. The LSA Update, a periodic e-mail newsletter for members, replaced the Bulletin in 2010.


LSA Content on JSTOR

The LSA has a large number of out-of-print monographs, journals, dissertations, and even newletters available through JSTOR.