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The draft LSA Statement on Race has several, interrelated aims: to address inequality in linguistics, to inform research on language and race and its intersections, to help empower and welcome people from various racial backgrounds into linguistics, and to broaden the conversation on race so that future work can best promote diversity and inclusion.

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The LSA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Student Abstract Award, in conjunction with our upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City!  This award recognizes the three best abstracts submitted by a student for a paper or poster presentation at Annual Meeting.

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The LSA is delighted to announce that the family of deceased (1985) LSA member Warren Cowgill (Yale University) has established a new endowment to support a student fellowship serving historically under-represented scholars wishing to attend the LSA's Linguistic Institute. The earnings from the new endowment, funded with a $50,000 donation, will enable students to participate in future Institutes tuition-free.

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The Linguistic Society of America regrets to remark on the passing of George Armitage Miller. He passed away on July 22, 2012. An LSA member since 1950 and a life member as well, Miller was one of the best known psychologists of the 20th century and played a large role in the founding the psycholinguistics subfield of linguistics. He was also influential in turning the field of psychology in general away from behaviorism and towards cognition.

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The LSA Executive Committee (EC) has approved a new statement [pdf] as a guide for academic departments and programs when considering documentary linguists for hiring, tenuring, or promoting. The statement focuses on those who do language

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Are you an undergraduate thinking of applying to a graduate program? A graduate student thinking of applying to a different school? Then this webinar is for you!

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The LSA is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar on "Working in Tech -- It's Not Just for Computational Linguists."  The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM U.S. EDT. 

In this webinar, we will hear from linguists working in tech who found nontraditional, unexpected paths into the sector, and who continue to find new and interesting ways to express and employ their linguistic skills and interests. They will share their experiences, including things they wish they had known when they were starting on this professional path.

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The LSA is pleased to announce that members of Indigenous communities, including linguists and language activists, will be granted a fee waiver for its 2019 and 2020 Annual Meetings, in recognition of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, as declared by UNESCO. Those who qualify for the waiver will meet UNESCO’s definition of an Indigenous person.*

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We are pleased to announce that the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) will be held at the University of Montana (UM) from June 15th to July 17th in 2020, co-hosted by UM and Chief Dull Knife College (CDKC – a two-year tribal college of the Northern Cheyenne in Montana).

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The Program Committee of the LSA is delighted to announce that it received nearly 800 abstracts for the 2019 Annual Meeting, an increase of approximately 15 percent over the previous record number.  Abstracts were received from throughout the subfields of linguistics and analyzed scores of different languages and language varieties. 

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