Recent LSA News


Voting is now open for the election of the LSA Officers as well as At-large Members of the Executive Committee, and Student Representatives to the Executive Committee.


The LSA is accepting nominations for its prestigious L


We are saddened to share the news of the death of Harold F. Schiffman, a long-time LSA Life Member and a distinguished linguist. In his memory, we share this obituary written by Professor Francis M. Hult.


Linguistics in the News


It is with profound sadness that we share with you that Distinguished Professor Emerita Janet Dean Fodor passed away in August 2023.


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