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
Plain Charming Single Design Chiffon Blouse Blouses breasted Style Lapel Cape Cape 2010 David Lightfoot
2009 Sarah Thomason 
Single Blouses Design Plain Chiffon Cape Lapel breasted Charming Style Cape Blouse
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)Khaki Crew Boutique Crew J Khaki Shorts Boutique J P4XwY6gq
1995 Emmon Bach (1929-2014)
1994 Kenneth L. Hale (1934-2001)
1993 Lila R. Gleitman
Blouse Cape Blouses Design Charming Plain Cape Chiffon Lapel breasted Single Style
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
Single Lapel Blouse Design Plain Chiffon Blouses breasted Cape Style Cape Charming
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) 
Style Blouses Plain Chiffon Blouse Single Cape Lapel Charming Cape Design breasted 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)
Cape Cape Lapel Design Chiffon Blouse Blouses Charming Style Plain Single breasted 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) 
Single Cape Cape Charming breasted Style Lapel Chiffon Blouses Blouse Plain Design 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)
Blouses Design breasted Plain Lapel Charming Style Chiffon Cape Cape Blouse Single
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)
Design Charming Lapel Blouse breasted Cape Blouses Cape Chiffon Plain Single Style Style Single Lapel Cape Charming breasted Blouse Design Chiffon Plain Cape Blouses
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)
Lapel Cape breasted Chiffon Style Blouse Blouses Charming Cape Plain Single Design
1931 Edgar Howard Sturtevant (1875-1952)
1930 Eduard Prokosch (1876-1938)
Cape Plain Blouses Chiffon Charming Cape Style Blouse Design Lapel Single breasted
1929 Charles H. Grandgent(1862-1939)
Design Cape Style Blouses Plain Cape Blouse Charming breasted Chiffon Lapel Single 1928 Franz Boas (1858-1942)
1927 Carl D. Buck (1866-1955)
Lapel Single Cape Charming Blouses Blouse Cape Plain Style Design Chiffon breasted 1926 Maurice Bloomfield (1855-1928)
1925 Hermann Collitz (1855-1935)