The LSA is pleased to announce the nomination of John Beavers (The University of Texas at Austin) to serve a three-year term as the next Co-Editor of our flagship journal, Language, followed by a three-year term as Editor of the journal.  His nomination is subject to confirmation by a vote of the LSA membership later this Fall (balloting begins September 1st and concludes on November 2nd). If confirmed, Beavers will succeed Megan Crowhurst (The University of Texas at Austin).


The LSA is delighted to announce that Brian Joseph, current President of the LSA, and Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics,and The Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages and Linguistics at The Ohio State University, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), which was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin and is the longest standing learned society in the United States.

The LSA is thrilled to announce the election of Life Member Janet Pierrehumbert (University of Oxford) to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).  The last LSA member to be so honored was Steven Pinker (Harvard University), in 2016.


The LSA is pleased to announce that sociolinguist and former president of the LSA, Walt Wolfram, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

We are delighted to announce the recipients of fellowships to attend the LSA's 2019 Linguistic Institute at the University of California, Davis. The LSA administers the competitive applications for Institute Fellowships. In addition to many fellowships covering tuition, several Named Fellowships provide additional support.

The Named Fellows are:


The LSA is delighted to announce that prominent semanticist and LSA member Professor Gennaro Chierchia has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2019, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation's 95th competition. He is the only linguist to receive this award out of 168 awardees and nearly 3,000 applicants.


The LSA is proud to announce that Tyler Kibbey, Co-convener of the LSA Special Interest Group on LGBTQ+ Issues in Linguistics and graduate student at the University of Kentucky, has received the Academic Advancement Award from the Tennessee LGBT+ College Conference.

The LSA invites current and prospective members to submit abstracts for papers and posters to be presented at its 2020 Annual Meeting.


The LSA is pleased to announce the publication of the newest title in its book series partnership with Routledge. Language, Gender, and Sexuality, authored by LSA member Scott F. Kiesling, is a beginner's guide to the relationship between language and gender.

The LSA is delighted to announce the latest in its program of webinars on professional development topics:  LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Linguistics.

The webinar took place on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EDT.