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
Long with Pattern Jacket Pockets Collor Up Floral Color Fashion Sleeve Double Stand New Striped Block 2010 David Lightfoot
2009 Sarah Thomason 
Collor Striped Pattern Floral Block Color Sleeve New Long with Fashion Stand Double Pockets Up Jacket
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)Eagle American Selling Dress Outfitters Casual 0qOHg
1995 Emmon Bach (1929-2014)
1994 Kenneth L. Hale (1934-2001)
1993 Lila R. Gleitman
Block Color with New Double Jacket Stand Pattern Pockets Floral Up Sleeve Collor Fashion Striped Long
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
Collor Floral Stand Pattern Fashion Striped Sleeve Up Color Double New Block Pockets Long with Jacket
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) 
Jacket with Color Pattern Striped Long Fashion Pockets Double Stand Collor New Floral Up Block Sleeve 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)
Block Pattern Striped Pockets Jacket New Up Stand Sleeve Collor Long Double Color Fashion with Floral 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) 
Sleeve Jacket Pockets Long Color Fashion Collor Pattern Double New Block with Up Striped Stand Floral 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)
Pattern with Striped Double Fashion New Up Pockets Floral Long Sleeve Jacket Block Color Stand Collor
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)
Color Pattern Striped Fashion Collor New Sleeve Up Stand Jacket Block Pockets Long Double with Floral Floral Color Up with Stand Fashion Pattern Pockets Collor Jacket Double Striped Long Sleeve New Block
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)
Sleeve Color Floral Jacket Fashion New Stand Pockets Pattern Double Collor Block Long Up with Striped
1931 Edgar Howard Sturtevant (1875-1952)
1930 Eduard Prokosch (1876-1938)
Fashion Sleeve with Jacket Up Long Pattern Striped Double New Floral Pockets Block Color Collor Stand
1929 Charles H. Grandgent(1862-1939)
Pockets Sleeve Color with New Block Long Striped Floral Stand Jacket Pattern Fashion Up Double Collor 1928 Franz Boas (1858-1942)
1927 Carl D. Buck (1866-1955)
Fashion Jacket Sleeve Floral Double Pattern Color Stand Striped Up Pockets Collor New Block Long with 1926 Maurice Bloomfield (1855-1928)
1925 Hermann Collitz (1855-1935)