Presidents and founders of the Linguistic Society of America

2017: Larry M. Hyman
1991: Charles J. Fillmore
  • Presidential address: "The grammar of 'home'"
1965: Yakov Malkiel
1963: Mary R. Haas
1949: Murray B. Emeneau
1945: Yuen Ren Chao
1940: A. L. Kroeber
Foundation

Charles J. Fillmore blowing bubbles
LSA President Charles J. Fillmore blowing bubbles

Presidents of other learned societies

Eve Sweetser
Eve Sweetser, 1993-95 ICLA President, at CSDL 9, 2008

American Oriental Society

  • Yuen Ren Chao, 1960

Association for Linguistic Typology

  • Johanna Nichols, 2011-2015

Cognitive Science Society

  • Terry Regier, 2017-18

International Cognitive Linguistics Association

  • Eve Sweetser, 1993-95

International Phonetic Association

  • John J. Ohala, 1990-95

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

  • Richard Rhodes, 2009-10
  • Leanne Hinton, 2002
  • Wallace Chafe, 1986

Book and paper awards

Leonard Bloomfield Book Award, Linguistic Society of America

Mary R. Haas Book Award, Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (for a dissertation)

Best Student Abstract Award, Linguistic Society of America

  • Nico Baier, 2016 (first place)
  • Oana David, 2016
  • Matthew Faytak, 2014
  • John Sylak-Glassman, 2013 (first place)
  • Hannah Haynie, 2011

Other paper awards

John Sylak-Glassman, Best Student Abstract Award, 2013
John Sylak-Glassman with his LSA Best Student Abstract Award, 2013

Other awards

Leanne Hinton at the 2016 Breath of Life Workshop
Leanne Hinton, 2006 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award recipient

Charles J. Fillmore

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012

Leanne Hinton

  • Cultural Freedom Award, Lannan Foundation, 2006
  • Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award, Linguistic Society of America, 2012

Larry M. Hyman

  • Médaille du Collège de France, 2004

Lev Michael

  • Early Career Award, Linguistic Society of America, 2015

Geoffrey Nunberg

  • Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award, Linguistic Society of America, 2001

John J. Ohala

  • Silver Medal in Speech Communication, Acoustical Society of America, 2015

Elected fellows of learned societies

Acoustical Society of America

  • John J. Ohala, 1995

Cognitive Science Society

  • Brent Berlin (Anthropology)
  • Alison Gopnik (Psychology)
  • Paul Kay
  • George Lakoff

Linguistic Society of America

  • Charles J. Fillmore, 2006
  • Andrew Garrett, 2009
  • Larry M. Hyman, 2007
  • Johanna Nichols (Slavic), 2013
  • John J. Ohala, 2010
  • Dan Slobin (Psychology), 2009
Johanna NicholsLSA Fellow Johanna Nichols

UC Berkeley accolades

Line Mikkelsen, Lev Michael, and Andrew Garrett
Line Mikkelsen, Lev Michael, and Andrew Garrett celebrating Michael's Distinguished Teaching Award, April 2015

Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Lev Michael, 2015
  • Line Mikkelsen, 2010
  • Andrew Garrett, 2007
  • James Matisoff, 1981
  • Jesse Sawyer, 1962

Faculty Research Lecture

  • Yakov Malkiel, 1989
  • Mary R. Haas, 1965
  • Murray B. Emeneau, 1956

Prytanean Faculty Award

  • Line Mikkelsen, 2009

Endowed chairs

University of California, Berkeley

  • Yuen Ren Chao, Agassiz Professor of Oriental Languages and Literature, 1952-61
  • Andrew Garrett, Nadine M. Tang and Bruce L. Smith Professor of Cross-Cultural Social Sciences, 2011-
  • Larry M. Hyman, Chancellor's Professor, 1996-99
  • George Lakoff, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009-14

Linguistic Institute

  • Johanna Nichols, Hermann and Klara H. Collitz Professor, 2015
  • John Gumperz, LSA Professor, 1985
  • Yakov Malkiel, Hermann and Klara H. Collitz Professor, 1980
  • Charles J. Fillmore, LSA Professor, 1979
  • Mary R. Haas, LSA Professor, 1970
  • Yuen Ren Chao, LSA Professor, 1967
  • Murray B. Emeneau, Hermann and Klara H. Collitz Professor, 1953
Larry M. HymanLarry M. Hyman, Chancellor's Professor (1996-99), hosting a Linguistics open house in 2016

Festschriften and honorary degrees

Y. R. Chao receiving a Berkeley honorary degree, 1963
Yuen Ren Chao receiving a Berkeley honorary degree in California Memorial Stadium, 1963

Yakov Malkiel in Salamanca, 1994
Yakov Malkiel on the occasion of receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Salamanca, 1994. He was the first Jewish recipient of such a Salamanca degree since the Expulsion in 1492.

Honorary degrees

  • Yuen Ren Chao: Princeton, 1946; Berkeley, 1963; Ohio State, 1970
  • Murray B. Emeneau: Chicago, 1968; Dalhousie, 1970; Hyderabad, 1987; Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, 1999
  • Charles J. Fillmore: Chicago, 2000
  • Mary R. Haas: Northwestern, 1975; Chicago, 1976; Earlham College, 1980; Ohio State, 1980
  • Yakov Malkiel: Chicago, 1966; Illinois, 1969; Paris, 1983; Freie Universität Berlin, 1983; Georgetown, 1987; Oxford, 1989; Salamanca, 1994
  • John J. Ohala: Copenhagen, 1992
  • Benjamin Ide Wheeler: Princeton, 1896; Brown, 1900; Harvard, 1900; Yale, 1901; Johns Hopkins, 1902; Illinois College, 1904; University of Wisconsin, 1904; Dartmouth, 1905; Columbia, 1906; Athens, 1912; Colgate, 1912

Festschriften and dedicated volumes