The North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS) promotes 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.

Since its founding in 1987, NAAHoLS 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. NAAHoLS also publishes a regular newsletter with information about ongoing research projects, publications in the field, and upcoming meetings of NAAHoLS and of other societies with similar aims.

NAAHoLS maintains close relations with other societies outside North America that 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).

The NAAHoLS header features a diagram from Grammatica omnium utilissima (Johannes Aventinus, 1512). Image courtesy of Coffee and Donatus.