The LSA reports with regret the death of Dorothy C. Siegel on September 22, 2019. Dorothy joined the LSA in 1997 as a faculty member of the University of Toledo's Department of English Language and Literature.

Professor Siegel's research on what is now known as Lexical Phonology was groundbreaking and is often referenced by today's contemporary linguistic textbooks.

Please join the LSA in congratulating the recipients of the Early Career Award, the Kenneth L. Hale Award, the Linguistic Service Award, the Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award, and the inaugural Mentoring Award.  The awards will be presented during a special ceremony at the LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 4, 2020, in New Orleans.  The recipients are:

Please join the LSA Secretariat in welcoming our new part-time Administrative Assistant Beth Riebe, who started work today. Beth comes to the LSA with more than 30 years of professional experience as an administrator at various law firms in Ohio and the Carolinas. She holds an MA in Labor Relations and Human Resources from Cleveland State University, and a BA in Political Science from Wittenberg University.

The LSA is pleased to issue the official call for applications to students interested in attending its Annual Meeting via the CEDL Travel Award program. The travel awards are sponsored by the LSA's Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics (CEDL).


The LSA regretfully reports that emeritus professor Gary Holland of UC Berkeley has passed away earlier last week.

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We are delighted to announce that Raul Aranovich and Georgia Zellou, the Co-Directors of the LSA's 2019 Linguistic Institute at the University of California, Davis, will be inducted as Fellows of the LSA during a ceremony at the LSA's Annual Business Meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Friday, January 3.  They will join the remaining LS

The LSA is delighted to announce that its Executive Committee (EC) has approved the creation of a new Natives4Linguistics Special Interest Group (SIG), which is open to all LSA members. The development of this SIG emerged from needs identified by the participants of the Nattives4Linguistics satellite workshop*, which brought Native American linguists and community scholars to the 2018 LSA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss and prom

The LSA joined the leadership of colleague scholarly societies in expressing strong concerns about recent actions by the US Department of Education to interfere with curriculum decisions made by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center.