First call: Gabelentz Award 2013
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Georg von der Gabelentz Award 2013
Submissions are invited for the second Georg von der Gabelentz Award,
for a grammar published between January 1st 2009 and December 31st 2012.
The award will be made at the 10th Biennial Conference of the
Association for Linguistic Typology in Leipzig, August 15-18, 2013.
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 Leipzig, as well as a collection of reference grammars and other
works donated by major publishers in the area. They will also present a
plenary lecture setting out the typologically most interesting aspects
of the language.
Any grammar published between January 1st 2009 and December 31st 2012
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. 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, 2013.
The address for submissions for the 2013 Gabelentz Award is:
Hein van der Voort
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Av. Perimetral, 1901 - Terra Firme
CEP: 66077-830, Belém, Pará, Brazil
<gabelentz2013 at gmail.com>
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