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We are delighted to announce that LSA member Peter Trudgill has been chosen for an Honoris Causa doctorate by the University of Murcia, with the support of the LSA and fourteen other institutions and professional organizations.



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The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is providing an opportunity for members of the behavioral and social sciences scholarly communities to submit accomplishments made in their field related to public health or healthcare.

Congratulations to LSA member and fellow, Philip Rubin, on his appointment to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' Challenges for International Scientific Partnerships (CISP) Large-Scale Science Working Group. The research goal of CISP is to assess the challenges and opportunities presented by evolving trends in society, as well as changes in the types and structures of international science partnerships.

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The Linguistic Society of America congratulates the members of the panel "New Directions in LGBTQ+ Linguistics: Commemorating the LSA Special Interest Group on LGBTQ+ Issues in Linguistics", which has been awarded an Interdisciplinary Public Engagement Award from the Society of Linguistic Anthropology.  The SLA will provide a total of $2500 travel funding for LSA's 2019 Annual Meeting, where the panel will occur.  The panel is co-organized b

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Join the LSA in celebrating the UN International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9th!

This day commemorates the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982. Each year, this day is observed by the UN and around the world with an expert panel of scientists and community leaders as well as a variety of regional and local activities.

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In May, Volodymyr Kulyk*, gave a lecture at Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University discussing a controversial 2017 education reform policy eliminating the use of minority languages in higher education in Ukraine.

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The Linguistic Society of America wishes to congratulate members who have recently received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This year, not only are many LSA members recipients of these fellowships and grants, but the discipline of Linguistics as a whole is well represented. 

Congratulations to our newly honored members!

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The Linguistic Society of America congratulates Lenore Grenoble and Charles Yang on their reception of Guggenheim Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Both are distinguished members of the society: Lenore Grenoble currently serves as the LSA's Secretary-Treasurer and Charles Yang is the 2017 Recipient of the LSA's Bloomfield Book Award.

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Late last night, Congress released a comprehensive spending deal that includes an increase of $3 million dollars for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the remainder of FY 2018. The NEH is a major source of support for linguistics research, including the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program, funded jointly with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This is a huge victory for humanities advocates!

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Update: As of July 2019, the LSA joined PEN America in calling for the release of Mr. Tashi by signing their petition. We encourage members to join us in the support of this effort to protect linguistic freedom. Click here to sign the petition.

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