Reminder: Greenberg Award 2009

Jean-Christophe Verstraete Jean-Christophe.Verstraete at ARTS.KULEUVEN.BE
Mon Jan 12 18:06:46 UTC 2009

Please note the deadline of January 31, 2009.


The Joseph Greenberg Award 2009

The Association for Linguistic Typology's Joseph Greenberg Award 
recognizes and honours the best piece of typological research embodied 
in a doctoral dissertation or equivalent in 2007-2008. Theses are 
eligible if they were accepted by a university between 1 January 2007 
and 31 December 2008. The award will consist of payment of travel, per 
diem expenses and registration fee to attend the ALT VIII Conference, to 
be held in Berkeley, California, July 23-26, 2009, and to present a 
synopsis or element of the prize-winning work as a plenary lecture at 
that meeting.

The Joseph Greenberg Award was named to remember Joseph Greenberg's 
(1915-2001) fundamental contributions to typology and the interest he 
showed in encouraging young researchers. Between 1998 and 2006, it was 
known as the "ALT Junior Award".

To be eligible, those submitting their dissertation must be members of 
the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT). They are asked to submit 
their manuscript by email in pdf format, with all non-standard fonts in 
Unicode, to the Chair of the Jury, to arrive no later than January 31, 
2009. If this proves technically difficult, the candidate is asked to 
discuss the problem with the chair. A jury, consisting of about ten ALT 
members, will be appointed by ALT's President, appropriate to the work 

The chair will be

Martin Haspelmath
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
haspelmath at


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