The LSA is delighted announce that it has reached an agreement with the principals of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL) under which the latter will co-locate its meetings with the LSA Annual Meeting every other year, beginning in 2018.  SCIL will join the American Dialect Society (ADS), American Name Society (ANS), North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS), Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) and Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) as one of the LSA's "Sister Societies."

The Society for Computation in Linguistics is devoted to facilitating and promoting research on computational and mathematical approaches in Linguistics. SCiL aims to provide a central forum for exchange of ideas and dissemination of original research results on computational approaches in any area of linguistics. These areas include but are not limited to computational models of human linguistic behavior, computational implementations of linguistic theories, and research on the computational properties of human language. In addition to providing a forum for researchers already working in these areas, SCiL seeks to provide an accessible venue for linguists wishing to learn more about computational methods and their applications in linguistics. In addition, SCiL aims to facilitate productive exchange between linguists and computer scientists and engineers working on language technologies. To these ends, SCiL hosts regular meetings (the first of which will be co-located with LSA 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah) that feature high-quality research presentations and peer-reviewed proceedings to be published with the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Anthology.  

To find out more about SCIL, contact Joe Pater or Gaja Jarosz.