[Lingtyp] Reminder: ALT 2017 Gabelentz Award Call

Kristine Hildebrandt khildeb at siue.edu
Mon Dec 19 09:11:10 EST 2016


Apologies for cross- and repeat postings. Please see this reminder for the
Gabelentz Award call, deadline 15 January 2017
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Submissions are invited for the third Georg von der Gabelentz Award, for a
grammar published between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. The award
will be made at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for
Linguistic Typology in Canberra, Australia, December 11-15, 2017.

The Gabelentz Award was established to encourage and honour achievements in
the field of documenting the world’s linguistic diversity through the
writing of reference grammars. To be eligible, a grammar must provide a
systematic, accessible, comprehensive, original, insightful and
typologically well-informed account of the workings of the language being
described, generously exemplified with natural data. Though the normal
expectation is that it would deal with a hitherto little-described
language, outstanding grammars of better-known languages or dialects
thereof may also be considered if they achieve major breakthroughs in a
comprehensive understanding of the language. Grammars may be written in any
major language, subject to the availability of a sufficient and
geographically balanced set of jury members able to read the language.

Entries will be judged by a committee of half-a-dozen or more distinguished
linguists,

including a number of judges who have themselves written major reference
grammars but also typologists and other categories of grammar users. The
chair for the 2013 award will be Hein van der Voort. Prize winners for the
Gabelentz award will receive support for travel, accommodation and
registration at the ALT conference in Canberra. They will also present a
plenary lecture setting out the typologically most interesting aspects of
the language.

Any grammar published between January 1st 2015 and December 31st 2016 will
be eligible provided that it meets the conditions above and that the author
is a member of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Grammars which have
been submitted for the Panini Award (for a grammar dissertation) can be
submitted again for the Gabelentz Award provided that they have been
substantially revised and published by an academic publisher. Grammars
which win the Panini Award cannot be submitted at a later date for the
Gabelentz Award. All submissions for the Gabelentz Award need to be
published by an academic publisher.

Entries are normally submitted as a PDF file with embedded fonts to this
address: Toshihide.Nakayama at gmail.com
<Toshihide.Nakayama at gmail.com%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank>. Hard copies can be
sent in exceptional circumstances only (e.g. if the publisher does not
agree to a PDF version being submitted or if the author is not in a
position to make a PDF version, for whatever reason) and with prior
agreement by the chair of the committee. If hard copies are submitted, the
exact number of copies to be submitted will vary according to the size of
the committee, but a minimum of six copies is to be expected. Submitted
hard copies remain the property of the members of the jury. The deadline
for submissions is January 15, 2017.

Past award winners:

2009
Carol Genetti (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
Grammar of Dolakha Newar. 2007. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2013

Sebastian Fedden (University of Surrey, UK)

A grammar of Mian. 2011. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

The Chair will be:

Toshihide Nakayama

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

nakayama at aa.tufs.ac.jp <nakayama at aa.tufs.ac.jp%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank>

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