In this edition of Member News we hear from Orin Hargraves, Steve Kleinedler, Tim Stewart, and Walter Hakala.

Orin Hargraves reports that the newly published Routledge Handbook of Lexicography includes three chapters by current DSNA members (Stefan Dollinger, Erin McKean, and Orin himself) and that some past members are also among the contributors (including the volume’s editor!). For more information, visit

Steve Kleinedler announces the publication of his textbook Is English Changing? in late March. Steve’s book is the newest title in the Routledge Guides to Linguistics series, which is being produced as part of the Linguistic Society of America’s publishing partnership with Routledge. The book is geared toward undergraduates who have no previous background in linguistics, providing an accessible, easy-to-understand overview of the major branches of linguistic study in the hopes of engaging the reader to take a greater interest in language and linguistics. For more information, please visit

Tim Stewart was recently interviewed for the PRI public radio program The World in Words in regard to his research about “Christianese” (the religiolect of North American protestant Christians). The episode aired a couple of months ago. He says, “I think the producers did a great job of rounding up several interesting speakers and perspectives.” A link to the audio can be found at

Walter Hakala reports, “My book on the history of Urdu dictionaries, Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia (Columbia University Press, 2016; Primus Books, 2017) has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Association for Asian Studies South Asia Council’s Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize, 2018. It received in 2015 the Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities from the American Institute of Indian Studies. It has been reviewed in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Journal of Asian Studies, The Book Review India, our own Dictionaries, and Harf: A Journal of South Asian Studies.

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