LSA News

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Updates from and about LSA members

Received an honor or accolade? Published a new article or book? Quoted in a news piece? Got a promotion or a new job? Brought linguistic science to your community? We invite you to tell us about it here.


Honors and awards

  • RUSTY BARRETT awarded the LSA Arnold Zwicky Award (2023)
  • MICHAEL ERARD awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project "First Words and Last Words: A Linguistic Biography" (2022)
  • NATALIA KNOBLOCK and VERONIKA DRAKE awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project "Language and Linguistic Prejudice Related to Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Identity" (2022)  
  • ISAAC BLEAMAN awarded a grant through the Faculty Early Career Development Program of the National Science Foundation for his project "Documenting and Analyzing Sociolinguistic Variation in the Speech of Holocaust Survivors" (2022)
  • ​​SALIKOKO S. MUFWENE was elected to the American Philosophical Society (2022) 
  • DAVID ADGER, ANNE CUTLER, and ALICE HARRIS were installed as Fellows of the British Academy (2022)
  • ANGELIKA KRATZNER was chosen to deliver the John Locke Lectures at the University of Oxford (2022)
  • CHRISTINE BEIER awarded a Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project "Transcription, Parsing, and Comparative Analysis of Tone in Iquito Texts" (2022)
  • VERA GRIBANOVA awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (2022)
  • ANNE CHARITY HUDLEY, COLLEEN FITZGERALD, and CECILE MCKEE were selected as Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellows (2022)
  • DAN JURAFSKY awarded the Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Science (2022)
  • HENRIËTTE DE SWART, MARTIN HASPELMATH, and RAJEND MESTHRIE were elected Honorary Members of the LSA (2022)
  • CHRISTINA THOMAS awarded the Emmon Bach Fellowship (2022)

Books and volumes

  • CLARK, EVE V. 2024. First Language Acquisition (4th edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. posted:230309
  • STIRTZ, TIMOTHY; MICHAEL CAHILL; PHILIP DAVISON (eds.) 2024. LD&C Special Publication 29: Participatory Linguistics: Methods and Case Studies from Around the World. posted:230309​
  • ​KALLEN, JEFFREY L. 2023. Linguistic Landscapes: A Sociolinguistic Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. posted:230309​

Research articles

  • ABNER, NATASHA; GRÉGOIRE CLARTÉ; CARLO GERACI, ROBIN j. RYDER, JUSTINE MERTZ, ANAH SAIGAT, SHI YU. 2024. Computational phylogenetics reveal histories of sign languages. Science. 383(6682).519-523. DOI: 10.1126/science.add7766

Media mentions


In Memoriam 

Instructions for submissions: In Memoriam notices are ~500 words. They should focus on the subject’s professional life, including their influence on colleagues, institutions, their field, and the discipline. If possible, please include the date of death. The subject of the essay need not be an LSA member. Please submit a portrait photograph of the subject as a high-resolution digital image. Authors are responsible for all fact-checking and obtaining written permission to publish the subject's photo. Please contact

Recent notices

Janet Dean Fodor, 1997 LSA President (1942-2023)
Robert D. King (1936-2023)
Peter H. Fries (1937-2023)
Jonathan (Jon) Henner (2023)

Prior years

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