Recent LSA news

We are pleased to announce that the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) will be held at the University of Montana (UM) from June 15th to July 17th in 2020, co-hosted by UM and Chief Dull Knife College (CDKC – a two-year tribal college of the Northern Cheyenne in Montana).

The Program Committee of the LSA is delighted to announce that it received nearly 800 abstracts for the 2019 Annual Meeting, an increase of approximately 15 percent over the previous record number.  Abstracts were received from throughout the subfields of linguistics and analyzed scores of different languages and language varieties. 


The LSA is saddened to report the recent passing of our member Dr. Akira Omaki on August 6, 2018, due to complications from lymphoma. Dr.

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Join the LSA in celebrating the UN International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9th!

This day commemorates the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982. Each year, this day is observed by the UN and around the world with an expert panel of scientists and community leaders as well as a variety of regional and local activities.

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.

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Linguistics in the news


In May, Volodymyr Kulyk*, gave a lecture at Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University discussing a controversial 2017 education reform policy eliminating the use of minority languages in higher education in Ukraine.


The Linguistic Society of America wishes to congratulate members who have recently received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This year, not only are many LSA members recipients of these fellowships and grants, but the discipline of Linguistics as a whole is well represented. 

Congratulations to our newly honored members!


The Linguistic Society of America congratulates Lenore Grenoble and Charles Yang on their reception of Guggenheim Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Both are distinguished members of the society: Lenore Grenoble currently serves as the LSA's Secretary-Treasurer and Charles Yang is the 2017 Recipient of the LSA's Bloomfield Book Award.