Linguistic diversityThe LSA places a high priority both on the diversity of languages and on the intellectual and ethnic diversity of the linguistics profession. The LSA's resources on linguistic diversity include the efforts of the Committee on Endangered Languages and the showcasing of introductory articles such as:

Our Strategic Plan emphasizes that  "the LSA values worldwide linguistic diversity and supports the preservation and revitalization of endangered languages." The LSA Strategic Plan also emphasizes that "The LSA values diversity, both in terms of the linguistics profession, and also in terms of the various sub-specialties and research disciplines that contribute to the vibrancy of linguistic scholarship."  This LSA commitment to addressing issues of ethnic diversity in linguistics through a range of programs and resources, including:

  • Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics
  • Data on Ethnic Diversity of Linguistics Departments and Programs (coming soon as part of the Directory)
  • LSA Membership Directory (includes data on race/ethnicity)
  • The LSA has also discussed and issued a series of Statements, Resolutions, Endorsements and Guides on issues relating to ethnic and linguistic diverisity:





LSA Sister Societies, which meet in conjunction with the LSA Annual Meeting are active in addressing issues of linguistic diversity:

 Additional Resources: