In Spring 2016 the Executive Committee of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) approved creation of a new ad hoc committee, AP Linguistics (APLC). The charge of APLC is to study creation of an AP Linguistics course and examination for US High Schools. The goal of APLC goal is to draft a successful proposal to College Board (CB), which oversees all AP course creation and assessment in the US. This effort, if successful, has the possibility of repositioning Linguistics both as an academic field and as a subject of study in the US.
Stony Brook University will be integrally involved with the AP Linguistics effort since three APLC members (including the committee chair) belong to Stony Brook Linguistics. This talk is a brief overview of the project: its motivations, its concrete tasks, its prospects.