Recent LSA news

Mark Schaefer

Congratulations to LSA life member Isaac Bleaman (University of California, Berkeley), who has received a 5-year grant through the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern as part of our Secretariat staff team for the Fall 2022 semester (September - December*). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language.

Mark Schaefer

The July 2022 installment of our “Meet the Authors” webinar series featuring authors Tory Sampson and Rachel Mayberry is now available online on our YouTube channel.

Linguistics in the news


Linguistics@HuddersfieldEarlier this month, the University of Huddersfield (West Yorkshire, UK) announced the layoff of 37 faculty in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Mark Schaefer

LSA Fellow Salikoko S. Mufwene (University of Chicago) was elected to the American Philosophical Society on May 25, 2022.

Mark Schaefer

Three LSA members—David Adger, Anne Cutler, and Alice Harris—were recently installed as Fellows of the British Academy.

Resources for the Media

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. 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.)