Yale Professor Stephen Anderson Elected President of Linguistic Society

Stephen R. Anderson, professor of linguistics and psychology at Yale and the chair of the undergraduate major in cognitive science, was recently elected the 83rd president of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA).

Anderson will serve as vice-president/president-elect during 2006, and as president of the Society during 2007.

Founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language, the LSA (http://www.lsadc.org/) is the largest linguistic society in the world. It is the only umbrella professional linguistics organization in the United States, with over 5,000 individual and library members.

Anderson is the author of six books, the most recent of which are “Doctor Dolittle’s Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language” (Yale University Press, 2004) and “Aspects of the Theory of Clitics” (Oxford University Press, 2005). He has also published over 100 articles. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and two fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.

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