The Linguistic Society of America has appointed Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures Professor of Linguistics Margaret Thomas as LSA Archivist, for an initial term of three years. Among her responsibilities, Thomas will act as a liaison between the Western Historical Manuscript Collection staff and both the LSA staff and potential users or contributors to the archives. She also will promote the usefulness of the LSA Archives collections to scholars. Thomas’ areas of expertise are the history of linguistics and second language acquisition. She is the author of Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics and Universal Grammar in Second-Language Acquisition, among other works. Founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language, the Linguistic Society of America plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.
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