Recent LSA News


The LSA reports with regret the May 21, 2018 death of Elizabeth Pine Dayton, an LSA member since 1992.  More information and links to an obituary notice are availble here.


Please join the LSA in congratulating the recipients of three of our annual awards.  The awards will be presented at a special awards ceremony at the LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in New York City.  The recipients are as follows:



The LSA is saddened to report on the October 3, 2018 passing of Charles Gilman, a former member of the Linguistic Society of America from 1978.  His life, career, and spirit are remembered by Salikoko S. Mufwene, whom we thank for preparing this obituary:

Linguistics in the News


The Linguistic Society of America congratulates the members of the panel "New Directions in LGBTQ+ Linguistics: Commemorating the LSA Special Interest Group on LGBTQ+ Issues in Linguistics", which has been awarded an Interdisciplinary Public Engagement Award from the


Join the LSA in celebrating the UN International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9th!


In May, Volodymyr Kulyk*, gave a lecture at Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the Geo

Media Resources


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

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


The LSA Media Experts Database provides contact information for more than 50 experts, from all fields of linguistics, 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