The LSA congratulates its members and colleagues on their recent election to two of the most prestigious academies in the United States: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S). 


Elected to NAS

  • John Rickford, Past President and Fellow of the LSA; Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities, emeritus, department of linguistics, Stanford University
  • Luigi Rizzi, Honorary Member of the LSA (1992); Professor of linguistics at the University of Siena, and Honorary Professor at the University of Geneva

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Elected to AAA&S

  • John Baugh, Vice-President/President-Elect, Fellow, and Life Member of the LSA; Professor of Psychology, Anthropology, Education, English, Linguistics, and African and African-American Studies, ​Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis


  • Deborah Tannen, Fellow and Life Member of the LSA; University Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University [pictured below]

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