LINGUIST List 15.2241

Fri Aug 6 2004

FYI: ALT Junior Award 2005

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  1. Johan van der Auwera, ALT Junior Award 2005 Special Call

Message 1: ALT Junior Award 2005 Special Call

Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 14:52:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Johan van der Auwera <>
Subject: ALT Junior Award 2005 Special Call

ALT Junior Award 2005

The Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT) proposes to make a Junior
Award for the best piece of typological research embodied in a doctoral
dissertation or equivalent submitted between 1 January 2001 and 31
December 2004. The award will consist of payment of travel, per diem
expenses and registration fee to attend the Sixth International ALT
Conference, to be held in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia from Thursday
July 21 to Monday July 25, 2005, and to present a synopsis or element of
the prize-winning work as a plenary lecture at that meeting.

Those wishing to be considered for this award are asked to submit FIVE
copies of their dissertation to the Chair of the Jury, to arrive no
later than February 1 2005. Work submitted will not be returned.
Applicants who encounter financial difficulties in preparing and mailing
five copies of their thesis, etc., may contact the President of ALT,
Nick Evans ( for a subvention. If
their application is approved, they will be asked to mail one copy of
their thesis, etc., and ALT will cover the costs of preparing the other

A jury, consisting of 5 ALT members, will be appointed by ALT's
President, appropriate to the work submitted. The chairman will be

William McGregor
Department of Linguistics
University of Aarhus
Nobel Park
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Denmark <>

In 2003 ALT launched a similar competition, but the paucity of the
contributions made ALT decide not to give any award. However, authors
who sent their dissertations in 2003 need not resubmit their work.
Unless they notify William McGregor, their work is entered in the
present competition.


Johan van der Auwera
Center for Grammar, Cognition and Typology
University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1 B-2610 Wilrijk Belgium
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