Welcome to the NAAHoLS website!
The North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS) was founded in San Francisco in December 1987 to promote the study of the history of the many disciplines concerned with language. These include the field of linguistics and sub-fields within anthropology, cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
The Association distributes a regular newsletter to members to keep them informed of ongoing research projects, publications in the field, and upcoming meetings of NAAHoLS and of other societies with similar aims. Since its foundation in 1987, the Association has held annual meetings in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America, the American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.
The Association maintains close relations with other societies outside North America which
promote the study of the history of the language sciences, such as the Henry Sweet Society, the Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft (SGdS), and the International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ICHoLS).
Membership is open to anyone interested in the history of the language sciences, and NAAHoLS welcomes members from outside the academic world and from outside North America.
For more information, please contact David Boe (Secretary/Treasurer), at email@example.com.