UMass Amherst Linguist Lisa Green Named Linguistics Society of America Fellow

Lisa Green
Lisa Green

AMHERST, Mass. – Lisa Green, professor of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and director of the Center for the Study of African American Language, is one of ten scholars nationally to be named a Linguistics Society of America fellow for 2016.

LSA fellows are recognized annually for their “distinguished contributions to the discipline.” Previously inducted LSA fellows include Noam Chomsky, William Labov, Steven Pinker and Calvert Watkins. The first class of LSA Fellows was inducted in 2006, and it included Barbara H. Partee, Distinguished University Professor Emerita at UMass Amherst.

Other LSA fellows at UMass Amherst include Graduate School dean John J. McCarthy, professors Lyn Frazier, Angelika Kratzer and Thomas Roeper, as well as professor emerita Elisabeth Selkirk and professor Alice Harris, who will serve as president of the 5,000-member association for 2016.

The 2016 class of LSA fellows will be inducted at the LSA annual meeting, to be held next January in Washington, D.C. The induction itself will take place during the LSA business meeting on Jan 8.

Founded in 1924, the LSA has on many occasions made the case to governments, universities, foundations and the public to support linguistic research and to see that its scientific discoveries are effectively applied. As part of its outreach activities, the LSA attempts to provide information and educate both officials and the public about language.