About the Society
The Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL), founded in 1968, is the largest and most active organization in North America to serve the broad community of scholars teaching and researching in Germanic Linguistics and Philology. The international membership of the SGL embraces all areas of and approaches to Germanic linguistics and philology, from formal syntax and phonology through historical linguistics to textual editing. The Society represents scholars investigating languages such as Modern German, Dutch, Yiddish, the Scandinavian languages, Afrikaans, Pennsylvania German, English before 1500, and Gothic, as well as texts and manuscripts in these languages. The Society publishes the Journal of Germanic Linguistics (JGL), which appears quarterly. The international Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) is held each spring under the auspices of the Society.
Society for Germanic Linguistics
Officers and Executive Committee for 2013
President, Sarah M.B.
Vice-President, Mark Louden (2012-2014)
Secretary/Treasurer, Robert B. Howell (2011-2013)
Executive Committee, the preceding and
Laura Catharine Smith (2013-2015)
David Fertig (2013-2015)
Mary Grantham O'Brien (2011-2013)
Carrie Jackson (2011-2013)
John Sundquist (2012-2014)
Dorian Roehrs (2012-2014)
Representing the Executive Committee of the Discussion Group for Germanic
Philology, Modern Language Association of America (ex officio)
Co-Editors, SGL Newsletter (ex officio)
Mary Grantham O'Brien
Chair, JGL Editorial Committee (ex officio)
Robert W. Murray
The Bylaws of the Society for Germanic Linguistics,
as last emended and ratified by the membership in May 2009.
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