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Adopted by LSA members in an online ballot, April 4, 2011. Whereas the Linguistic Society of America is the world's largest scholarly society devoted to the development of the science of linguistics and the study of the world's languages, and so is committed to the preservation of linguistic diversity; and
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).
Adopted by LSA members in an online ballot, August 18, 2010
by G. R. Tucker  
Drafted by John R. Rickford 3 January 1997: Approved by members attending the 71st Annual Business Meeting, Chicago Sheraton, Chicago, Illinois 1 July 1997 : Adopted by LSA membership in a mail ballot
by Victoria A. Fromkin At the end of the 19th century, the Reverend William A. Spooner, Dean and Warden of New College, Oxford, earned a place in history when a new word based on his name was coined—'spoonerism'.

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