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The 81st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, 4-7 January 2007, Anaheim, CA. The American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas will meet concurrently with the LSA.


The 2007 Annual Meeting is scheduled to begin on Thursday, 4 January, at 4:00. The preliminary program is available here. Members who book their flights early and find that they will arrive before sessions have begun might consider availing themselves of the pleasures of nearby Disneyland.


Plenary Presentations


State of the Art Addresses Thursday, 4 January 7:30 PM   Phonology Panel Friday, 5 January 12:30 PM   Carol Padden (UC-San Diego)
'Person inflection in sign languages'   7:30 PM   Edward Keenan (UCLA)
'How much logic is built into natural language?' Saturday, 6 January 12:30 PM   Mark Liberman (Penn)
'The future of linguistics'   Presidential Address Saturday, 6 January 5:30 PM   Sally McConnell-Ginet (Cornell U)
'Words in the world: How and why meanings can matter'


Other Events


Thursday, 4 January 8:00 AM to
5:00 PM   The Officers and Executive Committee will meet. Friday, 5 January 5:30 to
7:00 PM  Annual Business Meeting.


Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Anaheim has reserved blocks of rooms for those attending the 2007 meeting. Among other things, guest rooms offer high speed wireless internet, coffee makers, hairdryers, and 2 dual line speaker phones. The Hilton Spa and Fitness Center includes a pool, spa, sauna, steam room, cosmic spinning, weight training, and a full court basketball gym. The special LSA room rates are:

Single/Double: $ 135.00
Triple: $ 155.00
Quad: $ 175.00

The Hilton reservation telephone numbers are (714) 750-4321 and (800) 445-8667. All reservations are subject to availability if received after 18 December 2006. Guest check-in time is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 12:00 noon. To get the special room rates, you must identify yourself as attending the LSA meeting.

Transportation to and from LA-area Airports

John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)
18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
(949) 252-5200

Orange County's modern John Wayne Airport is convenient and easy to access. More than 250 flights daily, including several transcontinental flights, amongst 10 commercial airlines and five commuter lines. Ground services include a full complement of amenities, gift shops and food service providers.
20 minutes, 14 miles/21 km to Anaheim

Type of Transportation Typical Minimum Charge

Bus Service $10.00 Limousine $80.00 Super Shuttle $15.00 Rental Car $30.00 Taxi$35.00

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 646-5252

LAX is the major international gatewayto Southern California. The world's fifth busiest passenger airport features service from all major U.S. and international carriers. Convenient location, modern facilities and superior sea/air/land connections.
50 minutes, 35 miles/56 km to Anaheim

Type of Transportation Typical Minimum Charge

Bus Service $15.00 Limousine $140.00 Super Shuttle $18.00 Taxi$85.00

Ontario International Airport(ONT)
2500 Airport Dr., Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 937-2700

ONT is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to many international destinations. The airport is the centerpiece of one of the fastest-growing transportation regions in the US.
45 minutes, 36 miles/58 km to Anaheim Long Beach Airport (LGB)
4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 570-2619

LGB offers easy access to the Orange County area via direct domestic flights and international connections. Long Beach Airport provides convenient ground and air transportation and the lowest-cost parking in the region.
30 minutes, 18 miles/29 km to Anaheim

Type of Transportation Typical Minimum Charge

Limousine $105.00 Super Shuttle $32.00 Taxi$46.00

Go to the Anaheim Transportation Site.



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 plenary presentations.


To register in advance for the Annual Meeting, click here.

Advance Registration: Members planning to attend may register on-line beginning 1 August 2006. The Secretariat strongly urges you to register by 5 December but will, in any case, remove the on-line registration capability on 18 December 2006. This step has been necessitated by the enormous flow of registrations received the last few days before the meeting. Advance registration fees for the 2007 Annual Meeting are:

Regular Members:$100.00Emeritus Members:$75.00Student Members:$40.00Unemployed Members:$40.00

Those who register in advance may claim their badges and handbooks at the registration desk in the meeting area of the hotel beginning at 11:00 AM on 4 January.

Requests for registration fee refunds cannot be honored. Registrants who are unable to attend the meeting will, however, be sent an Annual Meeting Handbook in late January.

Registration will open at 11:00 AM on 4 January and will be open all day 5 and 6 January. The on-site registration fees for the 2007 Annual Meeting are:

Regular:$125.00Emeritus Members:$85.00Students:$50.00Unemployed Members:$50.001-day registration:$65.00

Note: Fees may be paid with cash, check, or traveller's cheque. Credit card payments will NOT be accepted for on-site registration under any circumstances.

LSA Meeting Services


Child Care: As in the past, members who notify the Secretariat that they plan to bring children to the meeting will receive a list of sitters recommended by the hotel and convention bureau as well as the names and addresses of the other members who expect to bring their children to Anaheim. In addition, at the recommendation of the Officers and Executive Committee, the Child Care Assistance Fund will provide a maximum $100.00 stipend to offset child care costs. Parents must meet the following requirements: (1) They are presenters on the LSA program. (2) The caregiver they secure is a graduate student or unemployed linguist. [This person will also receive a complimentary Annual Meeting registration.] (3) The caregiver has agreed to provide child care for no more than two children for 8-12 hours. (4) The parents notify the Secretariat no later than 1 December 2006.


Job Placement: A Job Placement Center will be available as in the past. The fee for listing one or more jobs in the Job Openings List and/or for scheduling interviews is $125. Instructions for remitting the fee will be emailed to department and program chairs in November. As in the past, interviewers and candidates are required to register for the meeting.


Publishers' Exhibit: Details will appear online the latter part of November.


Sign Interpreting Policy: LSA members who plan to attend the Anaheim meeting and need sign or voice interpreting service must notify the LSA Secretariat AND register for the meeting by 1 December 2006. All requests should be sent to the LSA . Please include a list of LSA sessions and/or papers you expect to attend including the plenary addresses, the business meeting, and the Presidential Address. All requests will be forwarded to the Interpreter Coordinator for this meeting who will identify qualified local interpreters, assist with scheduling, and handle the day-to-day logistics concerning interpreting. Finally, signed presentations will be interpreted if requested by 1 December 2006.