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The LSA reports with regret the February 3, 2019 death of Wallace (Wally) Chafe (University of California, Santa Barbara, Emeritus).  Chafe joined the LSA in 1954 and was made a Fellow of the Society in 2014.  He was a Life Member of the LSA at the time of his death.

The following information was provided by Chafe's colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  We will post any additional information here as it becomes available. 


February 20, 2019

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The LSA reports with regret the February 17, 2019 death of former (1971) LSA President Eric P. Hamp (University of Chicago, Emeritus). Hamp joined the LSA in 1948 and was a Life Member at the time of his death.

Please watch this space for obituary notices, appreciations, and other relevant information.

In 2012, Hamp was honored, along with other distinguished Albanologists, on an Albanian postage stamp. A framed copy of the stamp hangs in the office of the LSA Secretariat.

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The LSA is seeking a proofreader to assist the editorial team in the Language offices. Details about the position responsibilities and necessary qualifications may be found below, along with instructions on how to apply. 

Peer-reviewed academic journal is seeking highly-qualified proofreader for ongoing contract work. Work is extremely time-sensitive.

Qualifications:

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Registration for the 29th Annual Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) Conference is now available on the LSA website.   The conference will be held from May 17-19 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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The LSA is seeking feedback, from members and nonmembers alike, on a range of issues relating to the scholarly publishing landscape in linguistics, and on the LSA’s publishing program in particular. Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey by March 13.

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The LSA is pleased to announce the release of Volume III of the Language Anthology, an on-line collection of the 20 best articles published in Language between 1986 and 2016, covering volumes 62-92 of the LSA’s flagship journal.

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The LSA submitted comments earlier this week on "Plan S", a proposal by research funding agencies based in Europe that could have significant implications for the LSA's publishing operations, including our flagship journal, Language.

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The LSA Executive Committee (EC) has adopted a new Strategic Plan for the Society, covering the next five years. The plan includes a new mission statement for the LSA, along with updates to its vision, values, long-term goals, objectives and performance measures.

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The LSA is pleased to announce the publication of the latest title in its book series partnership with Routledge. Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts, authored by LSA members Joseph C. Hill, Diane C. Lillo-Martin and Sandra K. Wood, provides an introduction to the fundamental linguistic aspects of sign languages. A portion of the royalties from the sale of this book benefit the LSA.

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Three distiinguisthed scholars from outside the United States were elected Honorary Members of the LSA at the Society's annual Business Meeting in New York City earlier this month.  Paulus Petrus Gerardus (“Paul”) Boersma (University of Amsterdam), Laura J. Downing (University of Gothenburg), and Angela D.

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