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.

The Program Committee of the LSA is accepting proposals for Organized Sessions to be held at the LSA's 2020 Annual Meeting, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 2-5.  An Organized Session is an excellent opportunity to present a group of similarly-focused presentations on a diverse array of topics and in a wide variety of formats.


It is with regret that the LSA notes the death of long-time LSA member Stanley Insler at the age of 82. Insler was Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology, Emeritus at Yale University, the same university from which he received his PhD in 1963. He was a historical linguist, serving as chair and director of graduate studies in the department of linguistics at Yale.

The LSA is pleased to announce that the family of the late C.L. Baker has endowed a new award honoring excellence for scholarship in syntax. Baker was a long-time member of the LSA who served as an Associate Editor of Language, among other contributions to the Society (see his bio below for more details). The endowment gift of $25,000 will generate earnings to support a cash prize of $500, to be awarded at least every other year, to a mid-career linguist (preference given to those who are 10-20 years post-PhD).

The LSA is pleased to announce that Steve Anderson, former LSA President, has offered to match all donations made to the Society’s Open Access Publications Fund, up to $10,000, between now and the end of 2019.

The LSA is pleased to offer a 40% discount ($100.00) to LSA student members on Career Camp. Career Camp, organized by LSA member and past co-convenor of the LSA's Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group Anna Marie Trester, is designed to help linguists bring language and communication skills to thinking about career.

In honor of Black History Month 2019, the LSA recognizes one of its Honorary Members, Mervyn Alleyne. Alleyne’s professional life was devoted to Caribbean linguistics, and to the study of creole languages—although he disputed the adequacy of that label.