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Tue Sep 13 2011

FYI: Christopher Brumfit Ph.D./Ed.D. Thesis Award 2011

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Message 1: Christopher Brumfit Ph.D./Ed.D. Thesis Award 2011
Date: 13-Sep-2011
From: Melissa Good <mgoodcambridge.org>
Subject: Christopher Brumfit Ph.D./Ed.D. Thesis Award 2011
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Christopher Brumfit Ph.D./Ed.D. Thesis Award 2011

Aim:

To recognize doctoral thesis research that makes a significant and
original contribution to the field of SLA and/or foreign/second language
teaching and learning.

Award:

Cambridge University Press books to the value of £500

Eligibility:

To be considered for the award:
- The candidate’s institution must have accepted the thesis for the
Ph.D./Ed.D. NO MORE THAN TWO YEARS BEFORE the date of the
award application.
- The research must have been completed as part of the requirements
for a doctoral degree or its equivalent at a university.
- Although the thesis under consideration must be in English, the
research may be related to work concerning any second language.
- Candidates should not have applied for the award on a previous
occasion.

Application process:

IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, applicants must submit the following:
- Two files: ONE MS WORD FILE CONTAINING A SUMMARY OF THE
THESIS, not to exceed 17 double-spaced pages, with references, font
size 12, and A SEPARATE MS WORD FILE CONTAINING A 150-
WORD ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS. Both files should be clearly
labelled with the candidate’s name. Neither file should exceed 2 MB.
Care should be taken in drafting the summary so that the referees are
provided with as detailed a report as possible on the work undertaken.
The summary should include a brief description of the theoretical
background of the research and specify the research questions, the
research methods (including data analyses) used and why these were
chosen, the results, and implications of these outcomes. Examiners will
pay particular attention to: whether the study makes a significant and
original contribution to knowledge and understanding of the field
concerned; whether the problem tackled emerges naturally and clearly
from the review of the theoretical background of the research; whether
the method is presented in sufficient detail and with enough
explanation as to why the methods used were chosen; whether the
analytic methods used are justified and shown to be sufficient for the
task and if these are clearly linked to the explicit hypotheses,
predictions or questions which formed part of the stated research
problem; whether the discussion and/or conclusion evaluates the
project’s contribution to the local and wider field of research; finally,
whether there is a clear and significant contribution to the field of SLA
and/or FL teaching and learning.
- PROOF OF THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE by the candidate’s
university. This can be a scanned copy in pdf form of the degree
certificate or a scanned official letter/transcript from the university in
question stating clearly the date of conferment of the degree.

Only electronic applications are accepted.

Evaluation criteria:

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

Dates:

30 November 2011
Deadline for receipt of summary and abstract and official proof of thesis
acceptance

20 February 2012
Feedback given to all candidates and call for electronic submission of
theses of short-listed candidates

3 March 2012
Deadline for receipt of theses

1 August 2012
Announcement of award winner by the Editorial Board of Language
Teaching

Contact details for application and further information:

Dr Graeme Porte, Editor Language Teaching
E-mail: editorlanguageteachinggmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics


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