Recent LSA news

The following statement was emailed to all current members on July 8, 2020.

We on the LSA Executive Committee feel it is important at this time to affirm some of our shared values.

The Linguistic Society of America is committed to intellectual freedom and professional responsibility. It is not the mission of the Society to control the opinions of its members, nor their expression. Inclusion and civility are crucial to productive scholarly work. And inclusion means hearing (not necessarily accepting) all points of view, even those that may be objectionable to some.

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Currently, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is calling for the inclusion of a provision in the next coronavirus relief bill to establish a Native American Language Resource Center (NALRC) to support Native American language education schools and programs heavily effected by COVID-19.

The June issue of Language is available online at Project MUSE.

Linguistics in the news

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The LSA is happy to report that numerous former and current LSA members are taking part in ABRALIN ao Vivo - Linguistics Online, an online series of linguistics talks.

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Please join the LSA in congratulating recently elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Dan Jurafsky (Stanford University), Wendy Sandler (University of Haifa), and Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University).

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The LSA is pleased to announce that LSA Member Michael Obiri-Yeboah has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2020. The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships "support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing."

Resources for the Media

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

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.)