Linguistic Society elects Baugh president

John Baugh, the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Linguistic Society of America executive committee, which oversees the nonprofit body representing the country’s linguistics academicians.


He will serve a three-year term, beginning Jan. 10, in the role of vice president/president-elect for one year. Then he will serve as president for one year and immediate past president the following year.

The society is the world’s largest organization devoted to the scientific study of language, and it publishes a quarterly journal titled Language. Baugh will be its 98th president.

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