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The LSA is happy to report that numerous former and current LSA members are taking part in ABRALIN ao Vivo - Linguistics Online, an online series of linguistics talks.

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Please join the LSA in congratulating recently elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Dan Jurafsky (Stanford University), Wendy Sandler (University of Haifa), and Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University).

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The LSA is pleased to announce that LSA Member Michael Obiri-Yeboah has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2020. The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships "support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing."

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The LSA is pleased to announce that LSA Member Diane Brentari has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2020. Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

The LSA is pleased to report that U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation long supported by the Society that extends federal grant programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages. According to the Associated Press, the measure also allows more American Indian tribes to participate in the programs.

The LSA is extremely pleased to announce that The Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Reauthorization Act was adopted by the US House of Representatives on December 9, 2019. Having already been approved unanimously by the US Senate earlier this year, the bill now heads to the White House for President Trump's consideration. The passage of the bill in this, the International Year of Indigenous Languages, is particularly important.The LSA has been working with colleague organizations to advocate for this legislation for most of this decade.

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The LSA would like to congratulate four members, Jennifer Cole (Northwestern University), Suzanne Flynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Allard Jongman (University of Kansas), and Dan Jurafsky (Stanford University) for being elected as

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The LSA is thrilled to announce that member Shana Poplack of the University of Ottawa's Department of Linguistics has received the André-Laurendeau Prize.

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The LSA is saddened to announce the passing of former LSA member Knud Lambrecht, who was a Professor Emeritus of French Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin, and passed away on September 6, 2019, at the age of 80.

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