Each year, the President of the LSA has the honor of delivering the Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting. Click here to view available titles, abstracts and links to the addresses as published articles in Language

2018 Penelope Eckert
2017 Larry Hyman
2016 Alice C.Harris
2015 John R. Rickford
2014 Joan Maling 
2013 Ellen Kaisse 
2012 Keren Rice 

2011 Sandra Chung
Back Fabulous Long Sleeves High Tie Neck Hollow Blouson Cutout Blouse Bow Cropped 2010 David Lightfoot
2009 Sarah Thomason 
Cropped Neck Cutout Sleeves Blouse Blouson Fabulous Long High Back Tie Bow Hollow
2008 Ellen Prince (1944-2010)
2007 Stephen R. Anderson 
2006 Sally McConnell-Ginet 
2005 Mark Aronoff 
2004 Joan Bybee
2003 Ray Jackendoff 
2002 Frederick J. Newmeyer
2001 Walt Wolfram
2000 David Perlmutter
1999 Joan Bresnan
1998 D. Terence Langendoen
1997 Janet D. Fodor
1996 James D. McCawley (1938-1999)Promotion Adriano Goldschmied Promotion Adriano 1qBS87
1995 Emmon Bach (1929-2014)
1994 Kenneth L. Hale (1934-2001)
1993 Lila R. Gleitman
Blouse Long Cutout Sleeves Blouson Fabulous Tie High Hollow Neck Bow Cropped Back
1992 Arnold M. Zwicky
1991 Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)
1990 Robert P. Austerlitz (1923-1994) 
1989 William O. Bright (1928-2006)
1988 Calvert Watkins (1933-2013) 
1987 Elizabeth C. Traugott
1986 Barbara H. Partee
High Bow Back Cutout Sleeves Neck Long Tie Blouson Cropped Hollow Blouse Fabulous
1985 Victoria A. Fromkin (1923-2000) 
1984 Henry Kahane (1902-1992)
1983 Arthur S. Abramson (1925-2017)
1982 Dell H. Hymes (1927-2009)
1981 Fred W. Householder (1913-1994)
1980 Ilse Lehiste (1922-2010)
1979 William Labov
1978 Peter Ladefoged (1925-2006)
1977 Joseph H. Greenberg (1915-2001)
1976 Rulon S. Wells (1919-2008)
1975 Thomas A. Sebeok (1920-2001) 
Fabulous Tie Hollow Cutout Cropped Long Neck Back Bow Blouson High Sleeves Blouse 1974 Morris Halle
1973 Winfred P. Lehmann (1916-2007)
1972 Dwight L. Bolinger (1907-1992)
1971 Eric P. Hamp
1970 Charles A. Ferguson (1921-1998)
1969 Archibald A. Hill (1902-1992)
Hollow Cutout Blouson Cropped Neck Bow High Tie Back Sleeves Long Fabulous Blouse 1968 Eugene A. Nida (1914-2011)
1967 William G. Moulton (1907-2000)
1966 J Milton Cowan (1907-1993)
1965 Yakov Malkiel (1914-1998)
1964 Charles Hockett (1916-2000)
1963 Mary R. Haas (1910-1996)
1962 Albert H. Marckwardt (1903-1975) 
1961 Kenneth L. Pike (1912-2000)
1960 George L. Trager (1906-1992)
1959 Harry Hoijer (1904-1976) 
Cropped Fabulous Blouse Neck High Hollow Back Tie Cutout Long Sleeves Bow Blouson 1958 Henry Hoenigswald (1915-2003)
1957 W. Freeman Twaddell (1906-1982)
1956 Roman Jakobson (1896-1982)
1955 Zellig Harris (1909-1992) 
1954 Charles F. Voegelin (1906-1986)
1953 Bernard Bloch (1907-1965)
1952 George S. Lane (1902-1981)
1951 Joshua Whatmough (1897-1964)
1950 Einar Haugen (1906-1994)
1949 Murray B. Emeneau (1904-2005)
1948 Hayward Keniston (1883-1970)
1947 Albrecht Goetze (1897-1971)
1946 E. Adelaide Hahn (1893-1967)
Blouson Cropped Fabulous Sleeves Hollow Back Bow Blouse High Long Neck Tie Cutout
1945 Y. R. Chao (1892-1982) 
1944 Kemp Malone (1889-1971)
1943 Fred N. Robinson (1871-1966)
1942 Hans Kurath (1891-1992)
1941 Roland G. Kent (1877-1952)
1940 A. L. Kroeber (1876-1960)
1939 Charles C. Fries (1887-1967)
Hollow Blouse Tie Long Cutout Neck Blouson High Bow Sleeves Back Fabulous Cropped Sleeves High Neck Long Blouson Hollow Bow Tie Back Cropped Cutout Blouse Fabulous
1938 Louis H. Gray (1875-1955)
1937 Carl D. Buck (1866-1955)
1936 George T. Flom (1871-1960)
1935 Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949)
1934 Franklin Edgerton (1885-1963)
1933 Edward Sapir (1884-1939)
1932 George Melville Bolling (1871-1963)
High Sleeves Fabulous Blouse Cropped Neck Bow Back Long Tie Cutout Hollow Blouson
1931 Edgar Howard Sturtevant (1875-1952)
1930 Eduard Prokosch (1876-1938)
Long Neck Cutout Blouson Sleeves Blouse Back High Hollow Bow Fabulous Tie Cropped
1929 Charles H. Grandgent(1862-1939)
Fabulous Cutout Blouse Long Cropped Tie Neck Back Blouson High Hollow Sleeves Bow 1928 Franz Boas (1858-1942)
1927 Carl D. Buck (1866-1955)
High Hollow Cropped Sleeves Back Blouse Long Bow Blouson Cutout Fabulous Tie Neck 1926 Maurice Bloomfield (1855-1928)
1925 Hermann Collitz (1855-1935)