Recent LSA news

The LSA regrets to announce the death of Margaret Reynolds, who served the LSA for over thirty years in various capacities, concluding her service as Executive Director in 2007.  Read her obituary here, which includes details about a virtual funeral service on Saturday, Sept 26, 2020.

The September 2020 issue of Language is available online at Project MUSE.

The LSA's Executive Director, Alyson Reed, and Secretary-Treasurer, Lenore Grenoble, sent the following email to LSA members on September 17, 2020:

Linguistics in the news

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. 

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Please join the LSA in congratulating Maziar Toosarvandani (UC Santa Cruz), Ivy Sichel (UC Santa Cruz), and Matthew Wagers (UC Santa Cruz) on recently being awarded an NSF grant for research on rarely studied languages. 

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.)