Recent LSA News


The following statement is in support of our colleagues in linguistics and other disciplines at the University of Kent, where there are plans to close courses in nine areas, including English Language and Linguistics, putting 58 jobs at risk.


The LSA Executive Committee congratulates the following new Officer and Executive Committee Members who will commence their terms after the 2024 LSA Annual Meeting:

Linguistics in the News


Janet Dean Fodor was born in London on April 12, 1942, the youngest of 3 girls.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Oxford University studying philosophy and psychology; her tutor was Iris Murdoch.


It is with profound sadness that we share with you that Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Henner passed away following a battle with cancer.


When the news was announced that West Virginia University was planning sweeping cuts to academic programs, including eliminating the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (WLLL), the Linguistic Society of America moved to action in a variety of ways.

Media Resources


Please contact LSA Executive Director Margaret Vitullo for LSA interview requests, linguistic news announcements, and other media communications.

For urgent inquiries, please call Ms. Vitullo at 202-835-1714.


The LSA Media Resources List provides journalists with access to a range of expertise from all fields of linguistics, from linguists who are available to talk with the media.


The LSA periodically issues news releases about research findings published in its journal Language, newsworthy research being presented at its Annual Meeting, the election of new leadership, and other items of int