Recent LSA news

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The LSA is pleased to announce the finalists for the fourth annual Five-minute Linguist to be held at the 2020 Annual Meeting.  The Five-minute Linguist presentations must be done without notes or a podium and they must be informative, engaging, and accessible to a non-specialist audience.  This has become one of the most popular events at our annual meeting; join us this year for these dynamic presentations.  The f

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Applications are open though September 27, 2019 for one of the LSA's newest awards, the Elizabeth Dayton Award.

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The LSA reports with regret the death on September 2, 2019 of Karl Zimmer, a Life Member of the LSA, and a member since 1958. 

Linguistics in the news

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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.



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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.)