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LINGUIST List 19.1461

Thu May 01 2008

FYI: Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2008

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Message 1: Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2008
Date: 29-Apr-2008
From: Graeme Porte <gportegmail.com>
Subject: Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2008
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Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D. Thesis Award 2008
Sponsored by Cambridge University Press and promoted by Language Teaching
Aim
To recognize doctoral thesis research that makes a significant and original
contribution to the field of SLA and/or FL 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 PhD/Ed.D.
defence 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 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.
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/Ed.D. defence by the
candidate's university.
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
30th November 2008 - Deadline for receipt of summary and abstract and
official proof of thesis acceptance
1st February 2009 - Call for electronic submission of theses of finalists
15th March 2009 - Deadline for receipt of theses
1st August 2009 - 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: gportegmail.com



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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