LINGUIST List 11.1296

Fri Jun 9 2000

Calls: South Slavic/Balkan Ling, Philological Society

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  1. Brian Joseph, The Kenneth E. Naylor Young Scholar's Prize in South Slavic/Balkan Linguistics
  2. Kersti B�rjars, The Philological Society Prize

Message 1: The Kenneth E. Naylor Young Scholar's Prize in South Slavic/Balkan Linguistics

Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 17:02:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: The Kenneth E. Naylor Young Scholar's Prize in South Slavic/Balkan Linguistics



The Kenneth E. Naylor Young Scholar's Prize in South Slavic 
	 and Balkan Linguistics

NOTE: We have altered the eligibility criteria slightly (from ABD to 
'advanced graduate student' status', i.e. beyond the first year of study) 
and are thus extending the deadline to SEPTEMBER 15. We look forward 
to submissions from interested parties.

In memory of Kenneth E. Naylor, Balkanist and South Slavic linguist 
par excellence, the Naylor Professorship in South Slavic Linguistics 
in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and 
Literatures at The Ohio State University has established a prize of 
$500 for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a topic in 
Balkan or South Slavic linguistics.

We thus solicit papers written in English by young scholars -- 
defined for this competition as an advanced graduate student (who is 
beyond his/her first year of study) or someone who is no more than 
three years beyond the awarding of the Ph.D. degree at the time of 
submission -- that treats some topic either in Balkan linguistics, 
taking a comparative approach and treating at least two languages of 
Southeastern Europe, or in any of the South Slavic languages on their 
own or in relation to the other languages.

In order to be eligible, the submitted paper must be unpublished, and 
not under consideration for publication at the time of submission; 
however, papers that have appeared in an issue of a "Working 
Papers" series are still eligible for consideration in the competition. 
Those that have appeared in conference proceedings volumes of any 
sort are not eligible, unless they are substantially revised and/or 
expanded. Written versions of papers that have been presented 
at a conference are eligible, as are chapters of dissertations. In all 
cases, however, the Committee will look for self-contained scholarly 
articles of publishable quality that treat some relevant topic (as 
spelled out above) in an interesting and insightful way, following any 
appropriate approach (historical, synchronic, sociolinguistic, etc.) and 
any theoretical framework.

Interested scholars should submit four copies of the paper along with 
an abstract (no longer than 250 words) and a cover sheet with the title 
of the paper, the author's name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail 
address, phone and fax numbers, date of General Examination or 
Ph.D. (as the case may be), and social security number, to:

 Naylor Prize Competition
 Dept. of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
 232 Cunz Hall
 The Ohio State University
 Columbus, Ohio USA 43210.

The deadline for receipt of the papers in the Department for the first 
competition is SEPTEMBER 15, 2000. The Screening Committee, 
consisting of the Naylor Professor and former speakers in the annual 
Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture series, expects to make the 
announcement of the winner by December 1, 2000. The winning 
paper will be published in an issue of the journal Balkanistica. The 
Committee reserves the right not to award the Prize in a given year.

Please address any inquiries to the Naylor Professor, Brian D. 
Joseph, at the above address or via e-mail at
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Message 2: The Philological Society Prize

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 15:05:16 +0100
From: Kersti B�rjars <>
Subject: The Philological Society Prize


The Society intends to offer a student Prize for an article on a linguistic
topic that falls within the area of the Society's interests as defined by
present and past publications in Transactions of the Philological Society.

The prize will be awarded in open competition. The competition is open to
individuals who are both (i) registered doctoral candidates (individuals
who, at the time of submitting the article, are registered as doctoral
candidates; they should submit a letter from their supervisor, or from a
person of a similar standing, attesting their status and that the article
is their own work) and (ii) Members or Student Associates of the Society
(they can apply for this status on submission of the article).

For details of the prize and how to enter, see

Please do not contact the sender of this message for details.

Kersti Bo"rjars Tel: +44-(0)161-275 3042
Department of Linguistics Fax: +44-(0)161-275 3187
University of Manchester e-mail:
Manchester M13 9PL Visit our web-page:
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