The LSA is delighted to announce that the inaugural Elizabeth Dayton Award will be given to Valentyna Filimonova (Indiana University Bloomington), pictured at right. 

In the voting which concluded on November 2, the following were elected to office in the LSA, effective at the end of the 2020 Annual Meeting:

Vice President/President-Elect: Laurence Horn (Yale University, Emeritus) will serve a three-year term on the LSA's Executive Committee -- the first year as Vice President, the second as President, and the third as Past President.

Come join this webinar to find out what linguistics departments are doing to develop open policies in a manner consistent with disciplinary norms and values.  The webinar will be led by representatives from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science, a multiyear project convening critical stakeholders to fundamentally improve the correlation between open practices, credit/reward systems, and research missions & valu

The LSA is delighted to announce that the 2020 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award will be given to Vsevolod Kapatsinski (University of Oregon) for his book Changing Minds Changing Tools: From Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change (MIT Press, 2018).


The LSA is pleased to announce the publication of the newest title in its book series partnership with Routledge: Bilingualism, by Shahrzad Mahootian. A portion of royalties from the sale of this book benefit the LSA. Order your copy today

It gives the LSA great pleasure to announce that the Best Paper in Language 2019 Award will be given to "The noun-verb distinction in established and emergent sign systems" by (pictured below, clockwise from upper left) Natasha Abner, Molly Flaherty, Katelyn Stangl, Marie Coppola, Diane Brentari, and Susan Goldin-Meadow, which appeared in Language Volume 95, Number 2 (June). See the abstract below and read the article here.

The LSA is delighted to announce the debut of a joint membership arrangement with the American Dialect Society (ADS) whereby members of one of the societies will receive a $5 discount on membership in the other.

The LSA is delighted to announce that Jon Sprouse (University of Connecticut) has been selected to receive the LSA's inaugural C.L. Baker Award.  Established in 2019 through an endowment by the family of the late eponymous LSA member, the C.L Baker Award honors excellence for scholarship in syntax.

Interested in getting published, but not sure how to get started?  Sign up for the LSA’s webinar on The Writing Process.  Award-winning authors Sharese King and Charles Yang (see bios below) will serve as paneleists. They plan to share their experience of the writing process and take your questions.  The webinar will take place on Friday, November 1 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM U.S. Eastern Time. 


The LSA is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth volume of our newest conference proceedings publication: the Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic.