Recent LSA news

The LSA is delighted to announce that our Executive Committee has approved a proposal by the University of Oregon to host our 2023 Linguistic Institute.  The Institute is proposed to take place from July 5 through August 9, under the direction of Vsevolod Kapatsinksi, Melissa Baese-Berk, and Spike Gildea.  The theme will be "Language in Use."

The LSA is accepting nominations for its prestigious Leonard Bloomfield Book Award, given annually for the volume which makes the most outstanding contribution to the development of our understanding of language and linguistics. 

The LSA has published the fifth volume of its Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America.  This is a periodical publication containing articles developed from talks and posters presented at the LSA Annual Meeting, which since 1924 has been one of the premier gatherings of researchers from America and around the world working on issues in linguistics and language sciences, representing a wide range of theoretical an

Linguistics in the news

The LSA is pleased to report that U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation long supported by the Society that extends federal grant programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages. According to the Associated Press, the measure also allows more American Indian tribes to participate in the programs.

The LSA is extremely pleased to announce that The Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Reauthorization Act was adopted by the US House of Representatives on December 9, 2019. Having already been approved unanimously by the US Senate earlier this year, the bill now heads to the White House for President Trump's consideration. The passage of the bill in this, the International Year of Indigenous Languages, is particularly important.The LSA has been working with colleague organizations to advocate for this legislation for most of this decade.

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.)