Recent LSA news

The LSA is making plans for the publication of a third volume of our Language Anthology, covering the years 1986 – 2012. We are seeking member feedback on which articles to include through a survey that lists some of the most popular articles from the last 25 years.

The LSA was pleased to participate in the Consortium of Social Science Association's (COSSA) Annual Science Policy Conference and Advocacy Day, held April 30 - May 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.

View a recording of the webinar here.


Linguistics in the news

The LSA has adopted a Privacy Policy, approved by the Executive Committee at its recent Spring Meeting.  The Privacy Policy describes the personal information that is collected from LSA members, meeting attendees, donors, authors, abstract submitters and others who interact with the LSA's websites; outlines why the information is collected, how it is used, and how long it is retained; and reminds individuals of their rights with regard to changing or deleting the information retained on the LSA website.  Th


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.

Resources for the Media

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.

Other Resources

The LSA periodically issues news releases about research findings published in its journal, 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.)