LINGUIST List 21.4010

Sun Oct 10 2010

FYI: Cambridge University Press - Thesis Award 2010

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        1.    Graeme Porte, Cambridge University Press - Thesis Award 2010

Message 1: Cambridge University Press - Thesis Award 2010
Date: 10-Oct-2010
From: Graeme Porte <>
Subject: Cambridge University Press - Thesis Award 2010
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Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D. Thesis Award 2010Sponsored by Cambridge University Press and promoted by Language Teaching

AimTo recognize doctoral thesis research that makes a significant and originalcontribution to the field of SLA and/or FL teaching and learning.

Award- Cambridge University Press books to the value of £500

EligibilityTo be considered for the award:- The candidate’s institution must have accepted the thesis for thePhD/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 adoctoral degree or its equivalent at a university.- Although the thesis under consideration must be in English, the researchmay be related to work concerning any second language.

Application ProcessIn the first instance, applicants must submit the following:- Two files: One MS WORD file containing a summary of the thesis, not toexceed 17 double-spaced pages, with references, font size 12, and aseparate MS WORD file containing a 150-word abstract of the thesis. Themaximum size of any file sent should not exceed 2 Mb.

Care should be taken in drafting the summary so that the referees areprovided with as detailed a report as possible on the work undertaken. Thesummary should include a brief description of the theoretical background ofthe research and specify the research questions, the research methods(including data analyses) used and why these were chosen, the results, andimplications of these outcomes. It should also make clear the perceivedcontribution of the work undertaken to the field of second languageacquisition and/or foreign language teaching and learning.

- Proof of the award of the degree by the candidate's university. This canbe a scanned copy in pdf form of the degree certificate or a scannedofficial letter/transcript from the university in question stating clearlythe date of conferment of the degree.

Only electronic applications are accepted.

Evaluation Criteria- Scholarly or professional significance to the field of second or foreignlanguage- Originality and creativity- Quality of presentation

Dates30th November 2010 – Deadline for receipt of summary and abstract andofficial proof of thesis acceptance15th February 2011 – Feedback given to all candidates and call forelectronic submission of theses of short-listed candidates3rd March 2011 – Deadline for receipt of theses1st August 2011 – Announcement of award winner by the Editorial Board ofLanguage Teaching

Contact details for application and further informationDr Graeme Porte, Editor Language TeachingE-mail:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Page Updated: 10-Oct-2010