Membership



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Are you a current member or have you been a member in the past?

Click the link below to log into your member portal; then click "Renew Membership."



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What are the membership categories and dues?


Student membership: $45

Available to anyone who is currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student.
NOTE: Departments can purchase student membership in bulk and receive a substantial discount.
Learn more and purchase bulk student memberships.

Regular membership: $134

If you received your PhD in the past 12 months, you are eligible for a free year of regular membership - congratulations! 
Click here to request your free year of membership. 

Associate membership: $95

Available to retired linguists as well as non-linguists who would like to support LSA and its work. 

Lifetime membership: $2,419

Lifetime membership comes with a print copy of Language at no additional cost. 

Indigenous Scholars of the Americas: Complimentary

Individuals who have a deep and personal connection to an Indigenous community of the Americas or the historically United States-affiliated Pacific and who are engaged in scholarship focused on the language(s) of that community are eligible for complimentary membership. 
Dues waiver application. 

K-12 Teachers and Students: Complimentary 

NOTE: If paying membership dues represents an economic hardship for you, you may be eligible for a dues waiver.

What are the benefits of membership?

By becoming a member, you can help strengthen the scientific study of language and contribute to advocacy based on the empirical findings of linguistics.

You can also: 

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  • Design your career as a linguist.
  • Participate in career and professional development opportunities.
  • Browse the Job Board and career resources and take charge of your career.
  • Join committees and meet like-minded linguists.
  • Attend the LSA Annual Meeting, affiliated conferences, and virtual events.
  • Access the LSA Membership Directory.
  • Browse LSA publications and stay current in the literature. 
  • Participate in research webinars.
  • Apply for fellowships, grants, and awards. 
  • Become a volunteer; become a leader.
  • Submit manuscripts for LSA publications.
  • Submit abstracts and organized session proposals for the LSA Annual Meeting.