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The 3rd Annual Five-Minute Linguist event played to a capacity crowd at the recent LSA Annual Meeting in New York City.  Congratulations to the winner, Ai Taniguchi, pictured below, for "Why we Say Stuff," and to honorable mentions Andrew Cheng, for "Style-shifting, Bilingualism, and the Koreatown Accent" and Jessi Grieser, for "Black Language Matters, Especially in the City!"

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Fellowship applications are now open for the LSA's 2019 Linguistic Institute at the University of California, Davis.  

Log in to the LSA website and submit your application now

 

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The LSA is honored to announce that the family of LSA member Elizabeth Dayton, PhD, who passed away earlier this year, has endowed a new travel award for graduate students pursuing a specialization in sociolinguistics to attend the LSA Annual Meeting.

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The LSA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Organizing Committee for the Workshop on Turkic and languages in contact with Turkic (Tu+) to publish their conference proceedings.  The LSA's role as publisher will begin with the fourth volume of the Tu+ Proceedings; the first three volumes are available as follows: Volume 1 [pdf];

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The LSA is delighted to announce that the Best Paper in Language 2018 Award will be given to Benjamin Bruening (University of Delaware), for his article,  "The lexicalist hypothesis: Both wrong and superfluous, " which was published in Volume 94, Number 1 of our flagship journal.  All articles published in Language in a

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The LSA is delighted to announce that its Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics (CEDL) has selected the following students to receive funding to attend the LSA's 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City. 

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The LSA reports with regret the May 21, 2018 death of Elizabeth Pine Dayton, an LSA member since 1992.  More information and links to an obituary notice are available here.

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Please join the LSA in congratulating the recipients of three of our annual awards.  The awards will be presented at a special awards ceremony at the LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in New York City.  The recipients are as follows:

 

2019 Early Career Award: Andrea Berez-Kroeker

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The LSA is saddened to report on the October 3, 2018 passing of Charles Gilman, a former member of the Linguistic Society of America from 1978.  His life, career, and spirit are remembered by Salikoko S. Mufwene, whom we thank for preparing this obituary:

"Obituary for Charles Gilman, 5 September 1941 – 3 October 2018

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The LSA is pleased to announce the selection of two recipients for its Excellence in Community Linguistics Award for 2019:

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