The LSA is extremely pleased to announce the establishment of the Dennis R. and Carol Guagliardo Preston Fund for Diversity in Linguistics. The earnings will be used to support travel awards for linguistics students from underrepresented groups to attend the Annual Meeting.

The Nominating Committee of the LSA is soliciting nominations for the Vice President/President-Elect and members at-large of the Executive Committee (EC), including self-nominations. We ask nominators to provide a brief statement (ca. 150-200 words) that explains why the nominee is an appropriate candidate. Relevant factors include contributions to the discipline, past administrative experience, evidence of commitment to the LSA based on past service to the Society, leadership skills, and a record of effective and active committee service, among others.

SALT31, the Semantics and Linguistic Theory conference, is being organized by Brown University and will take place virtually from May 7-9, 2021. 
 

Learn about the launch of Language Revitalization and Documentation, a new section of the LSA's flagship journal, Language.  The new section will build upon the existing base of knowledge to serve as a new venue for peer-reviewed research articles in language revitalization and documentation. The significance of this vein of research in Language is exemplified by the collection of articles published by Ken Hale and colleagues in this journal in 1992 (Hale et al.

Check out cutting-edge research from the LSA's flagship journal!  The latest issue includes articles on attracting Black students to linguistics, stem alternations in Chichimec, lexical tones, the Santa Cruz sluicing data set, and more.

The LSA Executive Committee has approved a proposal to move forward the dates of its two confirmed Linguistic Institutes.  The decision to reschedule both Institutes was a difficult one, made as a result of the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for planning and holding this unique LSA event safely and in person.

On March 19, 2021 the Officers of the LSA issued the following statement in response to the recent wave of anti-Asian violence and xenophobia in the U.S., and in particular to the horrific shootings in Atlanta earlier this week.

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern as part of our Secretariat staff team for the Summer 2021 semester (May - August*). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language.

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