[Lingtyp] ALT 13 (2019, Pavia) Panini Award, Invitation for Submissions

Kristine Hildebrandt khildeb at siue.edu
Sun Oct 14 23:06:48 UTC 2018

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The Panini Award 2019

At the 13th Biennial Conference in Pavia (September 4-6, 2019), the
Association for Linguistic Typology will award its fourth Panini prize, for
a doctoral dissertation and PhD thesis for which the evaluation procedures
in force have been successfully concluded (such as a thesis defense, viva,
written examination, according to the country) between January 1, 2015 and
December 31, 2018.

The Panini 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. In
order to be eligible for the prize, the author must be (or become) a member
of ALT.

Entries will be judged by a committee of distinguished linguists, including
judges who have themselves written major reference grammars as well as
typologists and other grammar-consumers. The chair for the 2019 award is
Hilary Chappell (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) at
paniniaward2019 at gmail.com.

Please submit entries as .PDF files with embedded fonts. The deadline for
submission is UTC-12:00 *December 15, 2018*. However, as an international
organization, ALT recognizes that different countries have different
timelines and systems for the defense of dissertations, and that this
deadline could exclude some theses/dissertations that will be completed at
the end of 2018. Candidates for the award who will officially defend their
dissertations by December 31, 2018 should contact the award committee chair
well in advance, by December 1, 2018, if they would like to negotiate an
alternate deadline that can be no later than January 15, 2019. Candidates
who are unsure of whether the system for completing dissertations at their
institutions makes them eligible for this round of the award are also
encouraged to contact the award committee chair as soon as possible to
verify their eligibility. Any questions about submissions should be
directed to the chair, Hilary Chappell directly.

The prize winner for the Panini award will receive paid travel,
accommodation, and registration at the ALT conference in Pavia. They will
also be invited to present a plenary lecture setting out the typologically
most interesting aspects of the language.

('Thanks' in Manange)

*Kristine A. Hildebrandt*
*Associate Professor, Department of English Language & Literature

*Secretary, Association for Linguistic Typology
*Editor, Himalayan Linguistics
Check out our Manang Languages <https://mananglanguages.isg.siue.edu/> project
Check out our Nepal earthquakes documentation project page
<https://iris.siue.edu/nepal-earthquakes/>, too!
*Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*

*Box 1431Edwardsville, IL 62026 U.S.A.618-650-3991 (department voicemail)*

*khildeb at siue.edu <khildeb at siue.edu>http://www.siue.edu/~khildeb
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