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  • New in Language

    "Verbs of Perception: A quantitative typological study." Elisabeth Norcliffe, Asifa Majid. Volume 100.1 (2024)

  • New in Phonological Data & Analysis

    "A formal typology of process interactions." Eric Bakovic, Lev Blumenfelt. Volume 6 No. 3, 2024

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    "Free choice and presuppositional exhaustification." Guillermo Del Pinal, Itai Bassi, Uli Sauerland. Volume 17, 2024

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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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Vera Lee-Schoenfeld’s research focuses on Germanic syntax, specifically on reflexive binding, opacity of clause and phrase types, possessor datives, kriegen ('get') passives, and dative-accusative case alternation in double-object constructions. She has also investigated the syntax-prosody interface in German VP-fronting constructions. Most recently, she collaborated on a manuscript about using the Discovery Method in Syntax classes.


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.