LSA 2020 Annual Meeting travel grants and Native American Language Revitalization Legislation (action alert)

The LSA is pleased to issue the official call for applications to students interested in attending its Annual Meeting via the CEDL Travel Award Program. The travel awards are sponsored by the LSA’s Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics (CEDL). 

This year the LSA CEDL is awarding up to six student travel grants intended to increase the participation of underrepresented ethnoracial minorities in the LSA. Each grant (maximum $1000) will assist students in traveling to the 2020 LSA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Current students with and without accepted abstracts may apply for one of two types of travel grants:1) for graduate students who have not yet completed their linguistics degree program; or 2) for undergraduates who want to pursue a linguistics graduate degree.  The application deadline is Saturday, November 9, 2019.

 You may contact the committee at if you have any questions or concerns.

ACTION ALERT (Fall 2019): Address your support for Esther Martinez to House Leadership (The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, The Honorable Steny H. Hoyer) or to your Representative (see link below) urging H.R. 912/S. 256 be brought directly to the House floor for immediate consideration. 


Check out a recent article by Wes Leonard in Anthropology News: Indigenous Languages through a reclamation lens

University of Toronto hiring an Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in the area of Indigenous Language Documentation and Revitalization

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has a job posting for a Curriculum Specialist/ Applied Linguist

Natives4Linguistics Special Interest Group’s webpage

Official webpage for the Natives4Linguistics SIG!

-Please note this group is open to all and our meeting is open to anyone attending the 2020 LSA Annual Meeting.

-If your name is listed as a member and you would like to change your info and/or remove your name, please email me(Adrienne)

-If you want your name added to the member list, please email with your name and affiliations.

Updates/announcements May 2019

Congrats to Wunetu Tarrant (Shinnecock) for receiving a named Linguistic Institute fellowship to attend this summer’s Institute at UC Davis.

The LSA Ethics committee seeks comments to the revised LSA Ethics statement.

Call for abstracts, LSA 2020 Annual Meeting

If you are interested in submitting an abstract and would like some assistance, please consider seeking assistance from our peer mentors! We can help you 1) craft an abstract or 2) review an abstract draft and provide feedback. Please note that it does not have to be an abstract for LSA, but can be for a related conference/event. Please send an email to with subject titled Abstract help if you are interested.