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1. This Society shall be known as the LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA.

2. Its object shall be the advancement of the scientific study of language,


1. There shall be six classes of membership: active members, life members, benefactors, honorary members, subscribing members, perpetual members.

2. Any person may become an active member of the Society by a vote of the Executive Committee and the payment of five dollars as an initiation fee, which shall be considered the first annual fee.

3. On or before December 31 in each year each active member shall pay to the Treasurer an annual fee of five dollars. If this fee is not paid, no publications of the Society shall be sent to such person during his default, except upon the terms upon which those who are not members may secure them. Such members in default may receive the publications upon payment of all arrears. Members in arrears for two years shall be dropped from membership.

4. Any active member may become a Life Member by payment at one time, in addition to the dues of the current year, of the sum of One Hundred Dollars, less half the amount already paid in annual dues. 5. Any active member may become a Benefactor by payment at one time, including the dues of the current year, of the sum of not less than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars. Benefactors shall have all the privileges of membership, including the receipt of publications, and may also designate a library which shall without further payment receive in perpetuity the publications of the Society which are distributed to members.

6. Any foreign scholar of distinction in linguistic studies, not resident in North America, may be elected an Honorary Member, by a fivesixths vote of the Society in its annual business session, provided such scholar has received the recommendation of the Executive Committee. Not more than six honorary members shall be elected at the first election, and thereafter not more than three in any one year. The total number of honorary members shall not exceed twenty-five. Any active member may submit nominations to the Executive Committee.

7. Any library or institution may become a Subscribing Member by payment of Five Dollars annually, and shall have all the privileges of active members, except that of participation in the business meeting of the Society.

8. Any subscribing member may become a Perpetual Member by payment at one time, of One Hundred Twenty Five Dollars, and shall have all the privileges of subscribing members.

9. Life Members, Benefactors, Honorary Members, and Perpetual Members are free from further payment of dues.

10. All classes of members are entitled to receive the publications of the Society without further charge, except in the case of larger publications issued under special conditions and outside subventions.

11. The sums received as dues of Life Members, Benefactors, and Perpetual Members shall be set aside as endowment, and shall be invested in interest-bearing securities, only the income thereof to be used for current expenses, including those of publication. The Treasurer and two members of the Society, appointed by the Executive Committee, shall be the trustees of the Endowment Fund. In the event of the dissolution of the Society, One Hundred Dollars shall be repaid to every Perpetual Member.


1. The Officers shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

2. There shall be an Executive Committee, composed of the above Officers and three other members of the Society.

3. There shall be a Committee on Publications, which shall consist of four members of the Society. One of these, to be designated Chairman of the Committee and Editor of the Publications of the Society, shall be elected annually by the Society. The three members at large shall serve for a term of three years, except that of the three persons chosen at the first meeting one shall serve for one year and one for two

years. Thereafter one member of the Committee shall be chosen at each annual meeting.

4. Officers shall be elected annually, and any member shall be free to make nominations.


1. There shall be an annual meeting of the Society, at such time and place as shall be determined at a previous meeting, or by the Executive Committee.

2. The Executive Committee shall make all arrangements for the annual meetings.

3. The Executive Committee may call special meetings.

4. Titles and descriptions of papers to be read before the Society must be submitted to the Executive Committee beforehand, and their disposition of such papers, including a possible limitation of the time to be devoted to them, shall be final.


1. The Committee on Publications shall have charge of all publications of the Society, and shall have power to order their publication upon certification of the Treasurer that sufficient money is available. 2. Nothing in this Article shall prevent the publication of occasional bulletins by the Executive Committee.


1. Amendments to this Constitution may be made by vote of twothirds of the members present at any annual meeting, provided that the proposed amendment has been presented in writing to the Executive Committee, and the text of the proposed amendment has been sent to all members not less than one month previous to such meeting.

2. At any time within three years after the organization of the Society, the Executive Committee may request the Secretary to mail to all active members a copy of any amendment to this Constitution which may seem to them to be required. Such an amendment may be adopted by an affirmative vote by mail of two thirds of the active members of the Society.


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