The LSA regrets to announce the recent passing of LSA Member Michael Montgomery. Michael Bryant Montgomery, age 69, of Lexington, SC, formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 

Michael Montgomery, speaking at NWAV33, U Michigan

We are delighted to announce that the LSA Executive Committee has approved revisions to the LSA's Ethics Statement, incorporating comments from LSA members and other interested parties. View the revised statement.

The LSA is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the NSF focused on the the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Linguistics. The NSF-sponsored project involves the formation of a Faculty Learning Community on SoTL for the 2019-2020 academic year. The main objective of this Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is to strengthen and sustain the development and promotion of scholarly activity in SoTL among linguists and to train a cohort of linguists who will promote inclusivity, mentoring, networking, and pedagogical development.

Mark your calendars now for the next in the LSA's series of webinars on professional development topics! Linguistics in the News: How to Own It! will take place on Thursday, August 22 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM U.S. Eastern Time.


The LSA is pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of The Five-Minute Linguist, sales of which benefit the Society.  Edited by LSA members Walt Wolfram and Caroline Myrick, The Five-Minute Linguist aims to provide a fun, reader-friendly introduction to language designed for beginners and those with a general interest in the subject.

The LSA is now soliciting nominations for the C. L. Baker Award. This is a new award, intended to honor the legacy of the late C. L. Baker (1939-1997) and funded by a generous gift from his family.

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The LSA's Long-Range Strategic Plan for 2019-2023 includes as one of its goals and objectives to "support linguistics undergraduates in exploring the full range of professional and research opportunities available to them."  Accordingly, the LSA has embarked on a wide-ranging assessment of the needs of linguistics undergraduates and recent graduates. 

The LSA is delighted to announce that our newest platinum open-access publication, Phonological Data and Analysis, has published its first article. Dustin Bowers' "Positional vs. sonority-driven stress in Gujarati: New experimental evidence" is freely available for viewing and download here.  

The LSA is delighted to announce an addition to its roster of Honors and Awards: the LSA Mentoring Award.  Instituted in 2019, this award recognizes the work of individuals who, or organizations that, have exhibited a sustained commitment to mentoring linguists.  Specific types of mentoring to be considered include assisting mentees to present and publish their work, and to find financial aid;  providing career guidance;  providing support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in

The LSA is delighted to share the news that LSA member and former Sag Fellow at the LSA's 2017 Linguistic Institute Jamaal Muwwakkil (University of California, Santa Barbara) has been nominated by a University of California Board of Regents’ special committee to be the 2020-21 student regent. If approved by the full Board of Regents at their July meeting, Muwwakkil will become the 46th student regent, a position established in 1975.