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FYI: 2014 Hogg Prize: Call for Submissions


Author: Stefan Dollinger

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

FYI Body: The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) has been awarding a young researchers' award, the Richard M. Hogg Prize, annually since 2008. The prestigious prize, co-sponsored by Cambridge University Press, goes to the best paper on the English language by a researcher who has not yet received his or her Ph.D. or who is within two years' of having received the doctorate. Submitting researchers must be members of ISLE. Membership is free for students and very affordable for postdoc and faculty members. You can join at http://isle-linguistics.org/join/.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £500, and the winning paper will be published on the ISLE website. In addition, English Language and Linguistics, the official journal of ISLE, offers to publish the paper in an expedited peer-review process. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2014. For more information on the prize, including length requirements, style sheet and previous winning papers, see http://www.isle-linguistics.org/prize/. NB: ISLE-3, the third biennial Conference, is open to all members and will be held in Zurich 24-27 Aug. 2014.

For ISLE,
Martin Hilpert (Incoming VP Research), Terttu Nevalainen (Outgoing VP Research) & Stefan Dollinger (Secretary of ISLE)

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