The LSA is accepting nominations for the 2020 class of Fellows through August 15, 2019.  

Click here to submit a nomination.

Criteria for Nomination and Selection of LSA Fellows

Members of the Society who have made distinguished contributions to the discipline may be recognized as Fellows of the Linguistic Society of America. Distinguished contributions may include:

  • Scholarly excellence
  • Service to the LSA
  • Service to speech communities
  • Service to government and/or industry
  • Teaching and mentoring excellence
  • Sustained effort in the above areas over the course of their careers

When considering nominations of fellows, the at-large members of the Executive Committee shall strive to ensure that the total population of LSA Fellows reflects:

  • Diversity of subfields
  • Demographic diversity
  • The highest standards of professional conduct

Any LSA member may submit a nomination for LSA Fellow status.  The nominee must have been a member for at least four years, continuously, prior to being nominated. The LSA values diversity, and we especially encourage nominations of linguists who have traditionally been under-represented among the Fellows.

A list of current LSA Fellows is available here.  If you are considering a nomination, this may serve as inspiration and help you avoid duplication. 

To nominate someone for LSA Fellow status, click here

Pictured above:  Then-LSA President Joan Maling (Brandeis University) and LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed with newly-inducted LSA Fellows Donca Steriade (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and C.-T. James Huang (Harvard University) at the LSA 2015 Annual Meeting.