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.


The LSA reports with regret the recent deaths of three longtime members:  Michael Clark Lambert McOmber, Nils Hasselmo, and Petr Sgall. 


Michal Clark Lambert McOmber 

Michael Clark Lambert McOmber, 69, passed away in his Salt Lake City residence on April 9th, 2019. Michael was born in El Cerrito, California on July 13th, 1949 to Ferryle Bryant and Merial Clark McOmber, the second of 5 siblings.

First time submitting an abstract for the LSA Annual Meeting?  Not sure how to format your abstract or how to submit it?  

The LSA will hold elections this fall for Officers, at-large members of the Executive Committee, and Co-Editor of Language, and on proposed amendments to the Bylaws of the LSA. Read more about the candidates and the proposed amendments. Note that if any additional candidates for any of the positions are proposed, ten nominations must be separately received by the Secretariat in writing by July 2.

The LSA is pleased to welcome our newest summer intern, Shane Taylor. Shane is pursuing a graduate degree in linguistics at San Diego State University with emphasis on computational applications in sociolinguistics. Welcome Shane! 

We are delighted to announce that the LSA Executive Committee has approved a final version of the LSA Statement on Race, incorporating comments from LSA members and other interested parties. 

The LSA offers a year's free membership to recent recipients of the Ph.D., in recognition of their scholarly achievements as well as the economic hardship faced by many new degree holders. To qualify for the free membership, individuals must:   

LSA President Brian Joseph submitted comments earlier this week to Arthur (Skip) Lupia, Head of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation expressing concerns about proposed changes to DEL embodied within a broader plan to reorganize the Directorate.

This webinar will focus on the skills necessary to make the switch to tech, the linguistics subfields that are in demand currently and the sometimes surprising ways in which linguists use their training in related tech fields. Speakers include both trained linguists and computer scientists who work with linguists, lending a practical lens from which to view the utility of linguistics in the world of tech.