A selection of articles from the journal Language was recently published by the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) as a Special Issue on Indigenous Languages, in observance of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. 

The special issue was edited by Professor Sally Thomason (past president of the LSA and a former editor of Language) and features an introduction by Professor Thomason, along with a selection of seminal articles published in the journal from the earliest days of its founding in the 1920s to the present.

The Special Issue on Indigenous Languages is published in two volumes:

Part 1 has been published on the LSA website. See Language Special Issue: Indigenous Language: 20th-Century Perspectives

Part 2 has been published by the LSA in partnership with Project MUSE. See  Language Special Issue: Indigenous Language: 21st-Century Perspectives