LINGUIST List 25.4406

Tue Nov 04 2014

FYI: Call for Award Nominations - Second Language Research

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Date: 03-Nov-2014
From: Erica Dotson <ericadotsonclayton.edu>
Subject: Call for Award Nominations - Second Language Research
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Date: 03-Nov-2014
From: Erica Dotson <ericadotsonclayton.edu>
Subject: Call for Award Nominations - Second Language Research
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The Second Language Research Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association seeks nominations for three awards:

- The Distinguished Dissertation Award
- The Mid-Career Award
- The Leadership through Research Award

Please read details about each of these awards below. The deadline is quickly approaching for the awards. Please contact ericadotsonclayton.edu if you would like to request an extension.

Dissertation Award :
The Second Language Research Special Interest Group of 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, 2013 and October 31, 2014 and must be members of the Second Language Research SIG. 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; and
c) A 250-word abstract of the dissertation.

Submit nominations by November 15, 2014 to Dr. Erica K. Dotson, ericadotsonclayton.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 by December 15, 2014 . At a minimum, we suggest that candidates include the following:
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 makes;
c) Design of the study;
d) Analysis of the data;
e) Recognition of the limitations of the study and checks for untrustworthiness of the study;
f) Implications; and
g) Recommendations for further research and instructional practice.

Manuscript Length:
20 pages preferred (excluding bibliography, tables, notes); longer article acceptable, depending on merit. Please send the manuscript electronically as an attachment.
The winner will be officially recognized at the AERA Annual Meeting in 2015 during our SIG business meeting. If the winner is able to attend, he/she will make a presentation of his/her study at this time. In addition to a plaque formally recognizing the achievement, the winner will receive a reimbursement of their registration fees to attend the 2015 annual meeting.

Sincerely,
Erica K. Dotson, Ph.D.
Nominations Award Chair
Faculty Awards
Call for Nominations (cont’d)

The Second Language Research SIG Mid-Career Award:
This award honors an outstanding researcher who has developed a research agenda for more than six years to a maximum of fifteen years beyond the conferral of the doctoral degree. The award is designed to recognize an individual with a promising program of research on significant issues in the field of second language.

Nominated mid-career researchers will be evaluated on the aims and potential outcomes of their work, as well as the overall degree to which their research advances knowledge in the second language field, contributes to students´, teachers´, teacher educators´, communities´, or families´ well-being, and influences the creation, collection, and analysis of data. The nominated researcher’s noted contribution must have been published in publications that reach audiences either in peer reviewed journals for researchers and/or practitioner-oriented journals, widely-disseminated reports from professional organizations or scholarly publishing entities such as university presses or other academic presses.

The nominator must be a member of AERA, and the nominee must become a member in order to be fully considered for the award. Nominees must also become members of the L2 SIG in order to be fully considered for the award. Nominations must include:
(1) A one-page letter of nomination explaining why the nominee is qualified to be a Mid-Career Award recipient;
(2) The nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
(3) Two representative scholarly publications related to this award; and
(4) Two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee´s contributions in the areas of teaching or teacher education. Letters of support must elaborate on how the research demonstrates the qualities listed in the paragraph above. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

The winner will be officially recognized at the AERA Annual Meeting in 2015 during our SIG business meeting. In addition to a plaque formally recognizing the achievement, the winner will receive a reimbursement of their registration fees to attend the 2015 annual meeting.

Please send nominations to: Dr. Erica K. Dotson, Awards Committee Chair, ericadotsonclayton.edu no later than November 15, 2014.

Faculty Awards:
Second Language Leadership through Research Award
This award recognizes senior scholars who have made significant and exemplary contributions throughout their research, teaching, and professional service in the field of Second Language Research. Contributions should reflect the purpose and goal of the SIG: (1) to advance knowledge related to second language education, (2) to encourage scholarly inquiry related to second language education, and (3) to promote the use of research to improve teaching and learning.

Nominees must meet at least two of the following criteria:
(1) Nominees must have played an active and long-standing role in the field of second language research; (2) Nominees must be highly respected and recognized by others (nationally and internationally) as a leader in the field on issues critical to second language education and must have actively promoted the use of research to improve the teaching and learning of second languages; (3) Nominees must have carried out original and innovative research that has been recognized by experts as having a major impact in our understanding of second language education and that has been published in a format widely available to other researchers and practitioners; and, (4) Nominees must have played an active role in the preparation of high quality and innovative materials for second language teaching and teacher education; and
(5) Nominees must have supported others–in particular new and younger scholars–to further their research and teaching in the field through mentoring, collaborative research, professional development, and other similar activities.

Nominations for this award will be accepted from AERA members no later than November 1, 2014. Nominations of past or current scholars, as well as emeriti researchers will be accepted. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominee must be a member of the AERA L2 SIG or become a member before he or she will be fully considered for the award. Nominations must clearly explain how the nominated scholar has met the criteria described above. The committee will also review additional supporting documentation, including, but not limited to, letters of support, Curriculum Vitae, and personal websites.

The winner will be officially recognized at the AERA Annual Meeting in 2015 during our SIG business meeting. In addition to a plaque formally recognizing the achievement, the winner will receive a reimbursement of their registration fees to attend the 2015 annual meeting.

Previous Award Winners are:
Bonny Norton (2012)
Ryuko Kubota (2014)

Please send nominations to: Dr. Erica K. Dotson, Awards Committee Chair, ericadotsonclayton.edu no later than November 15, 2014.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

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