LINGUIST List 25.367
Jan 22 2014
FYI: Second Language
Research SIG AERA: Call for
Editor for this issue:
Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>
Erica K. Dotson
Research SIG AERA: Call for Nominations
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The Second Language Research Special Interest
Group (SIG) of American Educational Research
Association (AERA) honors the writer of an
outstanding dissertation completed during each
calendar year. The award goes to the
dissertation research that best demonstrates
the following criteria: solid theoretical base,
sound methodology and data collection,
originality, and promising contribution to the
field of second language research.
Candidates must have completed and filed their
dissertation between January 1, 2012 and
December 31, 2013 and must be members of the
Second Language Research. The candidate,
dissertation chair, or members of the
candidate’s dissertation committee may make
nominations by sending:
a) A cover letter with the candidate’s name,
address, telephone, and e-mail address.
b) Supporting statement as to why the
dissertation is worthy of this award.
c) A 250-word abstract of the dissertation.
Submit nominations by January 31, 2014 to Dr.
Erica K. Dotson, ericadotson
clayton.edu. Please send the letter
and the abstract as an attachment for efficient
distribution. Late submissions will not be
considered. Finalists will be asked to submit
an article-length manuscript based upon the
dissertation for blind review. At a minimum, we
suggest that candidates include the
a) Problem statement and a description of the
context (or contextualization) in which the
research took place.
b) Review of the literature including the
contribution your dissertation make.
c) Design of the study.
d) Analysis of the data.
e) Recognition of the limitations of the study
and checks for untrustworthiness of the
g) Recommendations for further research and
Manuscript length: 20 pages preferred
(excluding bibliography, tables, notes); longer
article acceptable, depending on merit. Please
send the manuscript electronically as an
The winner will be officially recognized at the
AERA Annual Meeting in 2014 during our SIG
business meeting. If the winner is able to
attend, he/she will make a presentation of
their study at this time. In addition to a
plaque formally recognizing the achievement,
the winner will receive a complementary
one-year membership in AERA, as well as
membership in the Second Language Research
Erica K. Dotson, Ph.D.
Nominations Award Chair
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics;
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