LINGUIST List 21.5189

Mon Dec 20 2010

FYI: Call for Submissions: Panini Award 2011

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        1.     Jean-Christophe Verstraete , Call for Submissions: Panini Award 2011

Message 1: Call for Submissions: Panini Award 2011
Date: 18-Dec-2010
From: Jean-Christophe Verstraete <>
Subject: Call for Submissions: Panini Award 2011
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The Panini Award 2011 (Deadline: December 31st 2010)

At the 9th Biennial Conference in Hong Kong (July 21-24 2011), theAssociation for Linguistic Typology will award its second Panini prize, fora grammar passed as a dissertation between January 1st 2007 and December31st 2010. The Panini award was established to encourage and honourachievements in the field of documenting the world’s linguistic diversitythrough the writing of reference grammars. To be eligible, a grammar mustprovide a systematic, accessible, comprehensive, original, insightful andtypologically well-informed account of the workings of the language beingdescribed, generously exemplified with natural data. Though the normalexpectation is that it would deal with a hitherto little-describedlanguage, outstanding grammars of better-known languages or dialectsthereof may also be considered if they achieve major breakthroughs in acomprehensive understanding of the language. Grammars may be written in anymajor language, subject to the availability of a sufficient andgeographically balanced set of jury members able to read the language. Inorder to be eligible for the prize, the author must be a member of ALT.

Entries will be judged by a committee of half-a-dozen or more distinguishedlinguists, including a number of judges who have themselves written majorreference grammars but also typologists and other categories ofgrammar-readers. The chair for the 2011 award will be Keren Rice.

Entries are normally submitted as a PDF file with embedded fonts. Thedeadline for submission is December 31st, 2010. Any questions aboutsubmissions should be directed to the chair.

Prize winners for the Panini award will receive a paid fare to andaccommodation and registration at the ALT conference in Hong Kong, as wellas a collection of reference grammars and other works donated by majorpublishers in the area. They will also present a plenary lecture settingout the typologically most interesting aspects of the language.

The address for submissions for the 2011 Panini award is:

Keren RiceDepartment of LinguisticsUniversity of TorontoSidney Smith Hall100 St. George StreetToronto, OntarioCanada M5S>

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Typology

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