Conference: LSA 2015

The 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place January 8-11, 2015 at the:

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

The American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, the Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages, the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, and The Association for Linguistic Evidence will meet concurrently with the LSA.

The meeting will feature plenary talks by

Bruce Hayes (University of California, Los Angeles),
David Poeppel (New York University),
Carmen Silva-Corvalán (University of Southern California)
and Alicia Wassink (University of Washington),
as well as a Presidential Address by Joan Maling (Brandeis University).

Quick Links

Call for Organized Session Proposals
Call for Satellite Workshop Proposals
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Hotel AccomodationsMeeting Registration

More information on local transportation and dining options, sign language interpretation, child care and more will be made available during the coming months.

Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower has reserved a block of rooms for those attending the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Why attendees should book with the LSA Room Block for the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Hotel reservations at the LSA Annual Meeting rate will be available online and by telephone beginning September 1, 2014; reservations must be made by Saturday, December 6 at the latest. Early reservations are encouraged.

The special LSA room rates for the 2015 Annual Meeting are:

Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $119/night


Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Compliance is important for keeping our fees affordable. Only those who register will be allowed to present papers, use the Job Placement Service, or attend presentations and other functions. Registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA Annual Meeting functions.


Preregistration for the 2015 Annual Meeting will be available from September 1 through December 19, 2014.  Preregistration instructions will be made available at that time.

Preregistrants may claim their conference tote bags, badges, and handbooks at the registration desk beginning at 12:00 p.m. on 8 January. Registration will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 8 January, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 9 and 10 January, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 11 January.

Preregistration rates are as follows:

Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $190
Student Members: $70
Under/Unemployed Members: $75
Nonmember – Regular: $290
Nonmember – Student: $115
Onsite Registration

Any attendees who have not preregistered for the Meeting by the December 19 deadline will need to register onsite during the hours listed immediately above. Onsite registration fees are:

Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $260
Student Members: $95
Under/Unemployed Members: $100
Nonmember – Regular: $360
Nonmember – Student: $140
Special 1-day Rate: $75