The Executive Committee of the LSA has just approved the appointment of Drs. Andries Coetzee and Robin Queen as Associate Directors of the 2015 Linguistic Institute.  The 2015 Linguistic Institute will be held from July 6-31 at the University of Chicago.  This premier gathering of linguists from around the world will feature a full roster of dynamic courses, lectures, workshops and social events. Student fellowships will be awarded by the LSA and other sponsors on a competitive basis. 

We are pleased to announce the new class of LSA Fellows, to be inducted at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. This honor is awarded to LSA members "who have made distinguished contributions to the discipline of linguistics." The 2014 class is as follows:

The New York Times recently published an article discussing the challenges of funding open access for scientific research.  The LSA has made great advances in this direction in recent months, and its entire suite of publications is now either “Platinum Open Access” – freely available with no restrictions – or “Green Open Access” – immediately available to LSA members and institutional subscribers, but with a one-year publication embargo to other users, and completely free after one year. 

Ray Jackendoff, Seth Merrin professor of humanities, professor of philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, is the 2014 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize, the premier award in the field of cognitive science. Read more ...

The LSA will entertain proposals for satellite workshops to be held immediately before or after the LSA’s 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco, California from January 8-11. Workshops may be on any topic of interest to participants in the Annual Meeting, and typically take place during the one or two days immediately preceding or following the main meeting, sometimes with overlap on the first or last day. Read more ...

Professor Mary Dalrymple (University of Oxford) has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Dalrymple's research centres mainly on syntax, the syntax-semantics interface and semantics. Read more ...

The LSA is seeking an individual to represent the Society as a liaison to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at ACTFL’s annual meeting in Orlando from November 22-24, 2013.  The Liaison will be expected to attend the ACTFL Assembly of Delegates, which normally takes place a day before the main meeting, and apart from that would be representing the LSA and its activities, and would be supplied with materials to do so.  Since liaisons are unpaid, this would be an ideal position for an LSA member who already lives in the Orlando area or is already

A news release about an article in the June 2013 issue of Language ("The role of multiple sources in the formation of an innovative auxiliary category in Light Warlpiri, a new Australian mixed language" by Carmel O'Shannessy) unleashed a cascade of worldwide interest in the subject.  In addition to the venues described in this 

Nearly 600 linguistic scholars and students from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in Ann Arbor, Michigan next week for a month-long program of courses, lectures, workshops, professional development, social activities, and more. Representatives of the news media are invited to observe and report on the proceedings, which will take place on the campus of the University of Michigan from June 24 through July 19. For more details, an LSA Media Advisory is available.

In a remote Indigenous community in northern Australia, a new language has been discovered that is generated from a unique combination of elements from other languages. It is documented by University of Michigan linguist Carmel O’Shannessy in "The role of multiple sources in the formation of an innovative auxiliary category in Light Warlpiri, a new Australian mixed language” (Language Vol. 89, No.