Recent LSA news

International Women’s Day has been commemorated every year on March 8 since 1911. It is a day to honor women’s achievements, and what better way to do that than by participating in an Edit-a-Thon aimed at improving the representation of women and gender minority linguists in Wikipedia?

The LSA is now accepting applications (through March 7, 2021) for two new part-time management positions focused on membership and on meetings, respectively. An overview of each position's responsibilities is outlined below, along with details for submitting an application. The anticipated start dates are flexible, with a goal of filling both postions by the end of April 2021.

The LSA is pleased to announce that former LSA President Steve Anderson (Yale University) has joined LSA Fellow Heidi Harley (University of Arizona) in pledging up to $10,000 in matching contributions to support the LSA's Open Access publishing program.

Linguistics in the news

The LSA's Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics (COGEL), in collaboration with SALTED (the SALT Equity & Diversity committee), have developed a guidebook for conference organizers in linguistics on how to better organize an inclusive and equitable conference.

The first Experiments in Linguistic Meaning (ELM) conference will be hosted virtually by the University of Pennsylvania, September 16-18, 2020. The schedule is now online.

The Dynamic Language Infrastructure – Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) Fellowships are offered as part of a joint, multi-year funding program of NEH and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. The application has been streamlined and consists of three pages, in contrast ot the previous twenty-page application. 

Resources for the Media

The LSA Media Experts Database provides journalists with access to a range of expertise from all fields of linguistics, from linguists who are available to talk with the media. For a referral to an appropriate linguist, please email LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed.

Other 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 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.)