Recent LSA news

The 31st  annual Semantics and Linguistic Theory conference (SALT) will be hosted (virtually)  by Brown University and held May 7-9, 2021 on Zoom.  The submission deadline for abstracts is Dec. 6 at midnight EST.  Submissions may be made through Easy Chair at .

Applications are open though December 10, 2020 for one of the LSA's newest awards, the Elizabeth Dayton Award.

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Please join us on Friday, January 22 for the newest in the LSA's "Meet the Authors" webinars showcasing research from our flagship journal, Language.  The webinar will take place from 1:00 - 2:30 PM U.S. Eastern Time.  

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. 


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.)