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LINGUIST List 18.2391

Fri Aug 10 2007

FYI: Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2008

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        1.    Dr Graeme Porte, Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2008

Message 1: Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2008
Date: 09-Aug-2007
From: Dr Graeme Porte <gportegmail.com>
Subject: Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2008
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Christopher Brumfit PhD Thesis Award 2008
Sponsored by Cambridge University Press and promoted by Language Teaching


In 2008, to recognize doctoral thesis research in Australia and New Zealand
that makes a significant and original contribution to the field of SLA
and/or FL teaching and learning.


Winner: Cambridge University Press books to the value of £500
Runner-up: Cambridge University Press books to the value of £400
Both winner and runner-up will be invited to submit a paper based on an
aspect or aspects of the thesis for consideration for publication in the
journal Language Teaching
The material cannot have been published elsewhere and the submission will
be subject to the journal’s established refereeing process.


To be considered for the award:
- The candidate’s institution must have accepted the thesis for PhD defense
within two years before the date of the award application.
- The research must have been completed as part of the requirements for a
doctoral degree at a university in Australia or New Zealand.
- Although the thesis under consideration must be in English, the research
may be related to work concerning any second language.
Application Process
In the first instance, applicants must submit the following:
- A summary of the thesis, not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages, excluding
references, and a 150-word abstract of the thesis. The summary should
include a brief description of the theoretical background of and the
rationale for the research, research methods (including data analyses),
results, and implications of the results.
- Proof of acceptance of the thesis as a PhD defense by the candidate's

Only electronic applications are accepted.

Evaluation Criteria

- Scholarly or professional significance to the field of second or foreign
- Originality and creativity
- Quality of presentation


30 October 2007 – Deadline for receipt of summary and abstract and official
proof of thesis acceptance
1 February 2008 – Call for electronic submission of theses of finalists
1 April 2008 – Deadline for receipt of theses
1 August 2008 – Announcement of award winner and runner-up by the Editorial
Board of Language Teaching

Contact details for application and further information
Dr Graeme Porte, Editor Language Teaching
E-mail: gportegmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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