The LSA Executive Committee has appointed David Lightfoot, of Georgetown University, to serve as its Publications Advisor for a term of five years. Lightfoot previously served as the Chair of the LSA's ad-hoc Publications Committee, which recently formulated a series of recommendations for changes to the LSA's publishing program. Lightfoot is also a former President of the LSA.

The LSA is pleased to announce that the University of Chicago will serve as the host campus for the biennial Linguistic Institute, to be held July 6 - 31, 2015. As the long-time sponsor of the prestigious Linguistic Institute, the LSA looks forward to partnering with the University to continue this important scholarly tradition. University Professors Alan Yu and Karlos Arregi of the Linguistics Department will serve as the co-directors of the Institute.

Student members of the LSA may apply online for Fellowships for the 2013 Linguistic Institute, which will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from June 24 through July 19th.  The LSA's Linguistic Institutes are the premier gatherings of their kind, bringing together hundreds of faculty and students from throughout the field and around the world for a weeks-long program of courses, workshops, mini-conferences, special lectures, social events, and more.

The LSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Stanley Dubinsky as the first Executive Editor of Language. A Professor of Linguistics at the University of South Carolina, Dubinsky will provide editorial oversight for the print edition of the LSA's flagship journal, reporting directly to current Language Editor Greg Carlson. As Language expands to include new sections and additional digital content, Dubinsky will focus on the core elements of the traditional content of the journal, while Carlson will focus on leading the expansion efforts.

This LSA Media Advisory offers an overview of newsworthy research, awards, and related activities that took place at the Annual Meeting, including a series of joint sessions co-sponsored with the Modern Language Association (MLA).

The Linguistic Society of America will present the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award to California Indian Languages, by Victor Golla (University of California Press, 2011).  California Indian Languages is a remarkable piece of documentary linguistics, achieving its goal "to be the reference of first resort" on the indigenous languages of California for both neophytes and experts. This work extensively documents the remarkable unity and diversity found in the languages of California.

The Linguistic Society of America conducted elections for officers and Executive Committee members from September through November, 2012. Please join the LSA Staff and present Executive Committee in welcoming their future colleagues, who will take office at the conclusion of the LSA Annual Meeting (January 3-6 at the Marriott Copley Place, Boston):

Vice President/President-Elect:  Joan Maling (Brandeis University)

Secretary-Treasurer:  Patrick Farrell (University of California, Davis)

The Linguistic Society of America is pleased to announce the following awards, which will be presented in a ceremony preceding the Presidential Address on Saturday evening , January 5 at its Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

In a letter to LSA members, President Keren Rice provides an update on changes to the LSA's journal, Language, that were recently approved by the Executive Committee. Read the letter.

Did you know?  The LSA has recently met or will soon met in (or adjacent to) six of America's Top Ten best cities, as rated by  #1 San Francisco (2009, 2015), #3 Washington DC (2016), #4 Boston (2013), #5 Portland (2012), #8 Austin (2017), #10 St. Paul (2014/Minneapolis).  See the full list of cities here.