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FYI: AATSEEL 2013 Book Awards Competition

Author: Lenore Grenoble

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family: Slavic Subgroup

FYI Body: Dear colleagues,

I am forwarding the following message from Justin Weir in my capacity as a member of the AATSEEL book awards committee. We would greatly appreciate nominations for the linguistics prize!

In order to be eligible, the author (or at least one author in the case of co-authored books) must be a member of AATSEEL (the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages).



The Publications Committee of AATSEEL is soliciting nominations for its annual awards competition. As in the past, awards will be given for “Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies,” “Best Translation into English,” “Best Contribution to Slavic Linguistics,” and “Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy.” For the prizes in literary/cultural studies, translation, and linguistics, all books published in 2011 and 2012 are eligible. For the prize in language pedagogy, books, textbooks, computer software, testing materials, and other instructional tools published in 2010, 2011 or 2012 are eligible. Full eligibility requirements and selection procedures are described on the AATSEEL book prize webpage: http://www.aatseel.org/about/prizes/

To make a nomination in any of these four categories, please contact me via email (weir@fas.harvard.edu). I will then contact the press.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2013.

Please also feel free to contact me should you have any other questions.

Justin Weir

Justin Weir
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

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