Recent LSA news

Vy Le

We are saddened to share the news of the death of Harold F. Schiffman, a long-time LSA Life Member and a distinguished linguist. In his memory, we share this obituary written by Professor Francis M. Hult.


Harold F. Schiffman (1938 - 2022)

Vy Le

We are saddened to share the news of the death of Joel Fred Sherzer, a long-time LSA member and a distinguished linguist.

Vy Le

The latest episode of Subtitle, the LSA's podcast sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is now available.

Linguistics in the news

Mark Schaefer

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for the Public Scholars program. The program offers grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to the creation and publication of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public.


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.

Resources for the Media

Please contact LSA Executive Director Margaret Vitullo for LSA interview requests, linguistic news announcements, and other media communications.

For urgent inquiries, please call Ms. Vitullo at 202-835-1714.

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 Margaret Vitullo.

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.)