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More news from the Linguistic Society of America meetings, this time about the Language Log presence in the official doings of the society. In addition to the blog's receiving the Linguistics, Language and the Public Award (no doubt there will be photos), there were three elevations of our bloggers:

Roger Shuy was elected a fellow of the society (for his achievements in linguistics; Geoff Pullum was similarly elected last year);

Chris Potts was elected an at-large member of the Executive Committee of the society, to take office tomorrow; and

Sally Thomason was elected president of the society, also to take office tomorrow.

Roger's achievement is entirely an honor, without any accompanying responsibilities. Chris and Sally, in contrast, have real work to do.

The bloggers will gather around the award tomorrow in the rotunda at Language Log Plaza and perform the arcane Elevation Ritual.

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