The International Phonetic Association's by-laws recognize as Life Members those members who have paid membership dues for over 30 years. The awarding of Life Membership is intended to honour the impressive records of service of long-time IPA members, and to acknowledge their contribution in a symbolic and in a practical way.
Life Membership was conferred on the following IPA member in 2007:
Prof. Asher Laufer, Jerusalem, Israel
Life Membership was conferred on the following IPA member in 2008:
Prof. William Barry, Saarbrücken, Germany
Congratulations are extended to the new Life Members on behalf of the Association.