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Discourse analysis is sometimes defined as the analysis of language 'beyond the sentence'. This contrasts with types of analysis more typical of modern linguistics, which are chiefly concerned with the study of grammar: the study of smaller bits of language, such as sounds (phonetics and phonology), parts of words (morphology), meaning (semantics), and the order of words in sentences (syntax).
This webpage lists upcoming linguistics conferences and events, sorted by the date of the event. Click on a month to view conferences scheduled for that time, their submission deadlines, and more information.
How do children acquire language? Do parents teach their children to talk? No. Children acquire language quickly, easily, and without effort or formal teaching. It happens automatically, whether their parents try to teach them or not.

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This page includes information about the LSA podcast Subtitle, podcasts by LSA members, and other podcasts related to Language and Linguistics.
The LSA has been a long-time advocate for federal (US) programs that support Native American language preservation and revitalization efforts. The information below is organized in reverse chronological order, and lists past legislative efforts.
Join the editor of Language, Andries Coetzee, and the associate editors of the Language and Public Policy (LPP) section, Patricia Cukor-Avila and Vaidehi Ramanathan, for a discussion about LPP issues and its place in the journal.  The overall aim of this section is to raise awareness of the role that linguistics plays in our collective understanding of public issues that have strong policy implications.