Recent LSA news


The LSA is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth volume of our newest conference proceedings publication: the Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic.


The LSA reports with regret the death of Dorothy C. Siegel on September 22, 2019. Dorothy joined the LSA in 1997 as a faculty member of the University of Toledo's Department of English Language and Literature.

Professor Siegel's research on what is now known as Lexical Phonology was groundbreaking and is often referenced by today's contemporary linguistic textbooks.

Please join the LSA in congratulating the recipients of the Early Career Award, the Kenneth L. Hale Award, the Linguistic Service Award, the Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award, and the inaugural Mentoring Award.  The awards will be presented during a special ceremony at the LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 4, 2020, in New Orleans.  The recipients are:

Linguistics in the news


We are delighted to announce that LSA member Peter Trudgill has been chosen for an Honoris Causa doctorate by the University of Murcia, with the support of the LSA and fourteen other institutions and professional organizations.


The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is providing an opportunity for members of the behavioral and social sciences scholarly communities to submit accomplishments made in their field related to public health or healthcare.

Congratulations to LSA member and fellow, Philip Rubin, on his appointment to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' Challenges for International Scientific Partnerships (CISP) Large-Scale Science Working Group. The research goal of CISP is to assess the challenges and opportunities presented by evolving trends in society, as well as changes in the types and structures of international science partnerships.

Resources for the Media

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. If you are unsure who to contact or have any other media questions, please email LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed.


Other Resources

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 interest. This archive includes all LSA news releases since January 2008.

(For an archive of all LSA stories appearing on the previous LSA website from 2003 to 2012, click here.)