Please join in congratulating Anne Curzan, who will be the 2017 recipient of the Linguistics, Language and the Public award from the Linguistic Society of America. We all know how much Anne does to broadcast the delights of our discipline on Michigan Radio's "That's What They Say," cohosted with Rebecca Kruth, and now the rest of the members of the LSA will know as well.

What does it take to be a recipient of the Linguistics, Language and the Public award? Find out more from the Linguistic Society of America:

First presented in 1997, this award honors an individual or group for work that effectively increases public awareness and understanding of linguistics and language. Works in any medium are eligible, including books, documentary films, software, and lectures. For works of journalism, particularly news stories, blog posts, and magazine articles, a nomination for the LSA Linguistics Journalism Award may be more appropriate. Nominees need not be LSA members. Nominators must be current LSA members. In order to be considered, individuals must have published, presented, or aired some representative work during the four years immediately preceding the deadline for the receipt of entries. Note that, because an individual's representative work is eligible for four years, work could be considered in more than one award cycle. Nominations must present evidence of the work's impact (e.g. letters of commendation, news coverage, public notices). The awardee is invited to attend and, if appropriate, to present the work at the Annual Meeting.