Established by the Executive Committee in 2014, following a decision to discontinue the Technology Advisory Committee and the Committee and Member Services and Information Technology.


To assess the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies for the dissemination of linguistic scholarship.


  • To advise the LSA Executive Committee on actions to take with respect to the development of new technologies for the dissemination of scholarly linguistic work, in particular where they may impact the Society's existing programs and activities.
  • To assess the ways in which the results of linguistic research can be effectively communicated to diverse audiences of stakeholders in language data, including scholars in allied disciplines, speaker communities, government agencies, and standards bodies.
  • To provide opportunities for members of the linguistics community to receive training in the use of new methods for the curation, dissemination, and processing of language data in order to enhance their research, teaching, and advising.
  • To coordinate with other LSA committees, delegates/liaisons, and the LSA's sister societies in efforts related to scholarly communication, as appropriate.


  • Geoff Nathan, Wayne State University, Chair (2015)
  • Emily Bender, University of Washington (2016)
  • Andrea Berez, University of Hawai'i (2017)
  • Damir Cavar, Indiana University (2016)
  • Lauren Collister, University of Pittsburgh (2017)
  • D. Terence Langendoen, University of Arizona (Emeritus) (2016)
  • Arienne M. Dwyer, University of Kansas (2016)
  • Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • Michael Maxwell, University of Maryland (2016)
  • Dan McCloy, University of Washington (2016)
  • Alexis Palmer, Saarland University (2016)
  • Laurel Smith Stvan, University of Texas at Arlington (2016)
  • Alexis Wellwood, Northwestern University (2017)

Executive Committee Liaison:  Jeff Good
Staff Liaison: Alyson Reed