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  • New in Language

    "Linguistic Emancipation.” John Baugh. Volume 99.4 (2023)

  • New in Semantics & Pragmatics

    "Limitations of a modal analysis of before and after." Toshiyuki Ogihara, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld. Volume 17, 2024

  • New in Phonological Data & Analysis

    "A typological survey of the phonological behaviors of implosives: Implications for feature theories." Hannah Sande, Madeleine Oakley. Volume 5 No. 7, 2023

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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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Joy P. G. Peltier (University of South Carolina) is a Black scholar of African American and Caribbean descent whose interests center on high-contact and minoritized language varieties. Peltier’s research includes work on pragmatic markers and noun phrases in Kwéyòl Donmnik, attitudes towards Creole languages among Creole users and linguists, the equitable inclusion of Creoles in linguistics pedagogy, and the experiences of Black faculty in the language sciences. 


LSA News

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The LSA Executive Committee has held a series of discussions regarding how the insights, tools, and empirical findings of linguistics could be highlighted, organized, and engaged so as to illuminate the ways language can be used as a tool to provoke conflict and drive polarization, or to build bridges for peace-making. All LSA members are invited to contribute to this effort.