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  • New in Language

    "Developing linguistics educators: A qualitative study of graduate linguistic professional development." Allison Taylor-Adams, Kaylynn Gunter. Volume 100.2 (2024)

  • New in Semantics & Pragmatics

    "Formalizing spatial-causal polysemy of Agent prepositions." Camil Staps, Johan Roorych. Volume 17, 2024

  • New in Phonological Data & Analysis

    "Sensitivity to complex onsets in Iron Ossetian." Amber Lubera. Volume 6 No. 2, 2024

Who We Are

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LSA is a scholarly society for linguists and other interested individuals. LSA members include students, faculty, and linguists working in government, non-profit organizations, and industry. The mission of LSA is to advance the scientific study of language.  LSA plays a critical role in the development and dissemination of linguistic scholarship for the advancement of knowledge and betterment of society. 


Member Spotlight

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Andrew Nevins (University College London). The LSA has defined my career, from my first successful job interview, to organizing a session at the Annual Meeting, to serving as Program Committee Chair. Most rewarding presently is my editorial role for Phonological Data & Analysis, recently publishing 5 articles on languages from the Amazon to the Caucasus to Taiwan, bringing new empirical insights to the field.


LSA News

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The Executive Committee has held a series of discussions regarding how the insights and empirical findings of linguistics could be highlighted, organized, and engaged to illuminate the ways language can be used to provoke conflict and polarization or build bridges for peace-making. Four ideas have emerged for a collaborative, inclusive approach that begins locally, with awareness of the global context. 


Upcoming Events

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SALT 2024

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CoLang 2024

Image of a terra cotta colored desert mountain with dusty green cactus and shrubs in the foreground. Words say "COLANG 2023"  and then "Arizona State University and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community" and below that "Creating Partnerships, Honoring Neighbors, Building Capacity." Finally, "The Linguistic Society of America is proud to sponsor CoLang and the Emmon Bach Fellowship."

LBA Career Launch 2024

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