From 2013 - 2020, the LSA maintained a list of Media Experts on a broad range of topics relating to linguistics and the scientific study of language.

Upon careful consideration of the ways in which “media experts” are listed, it has become clear to the LSA Executive Committee (EC) that the process for selecting linguists who are able to serve as media sources should be reevaluated.  The EC has determined that it would be a prudent step to take down the list (as of July 17, 2020) until an official Task Force can be empaneled by the LSA Committee on Committees and Delegate Appointments to address the whole concept of a “Media Experts” page — its purpose, its name, its structure, and such — and to rethink it from the ground up.

Journalists looking for a referral to a linguist available for public comment are asked to please contact LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed for assistance.