[Lingtyp] Reminder: Call for submissions: 4th Georg von der Gabelentz Award

Ljuba Veselinova ljuba at ling.su.se
Tue Sep 7 12:05:52 UTC 2021

Submissions are invited for the *4th Georg von der Gabelentz Award*, for a
grammar published between* January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2020*. The
award will be presented at the 14th Biennial Conference of the Association
for Linguistic Typology in Austin, Texas, USA, December, 2022.

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

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 2021 award will be Juha Janhunen.

Prize winners for the Gabelentz award will receive support for travel,
accommodation and registration at the ALT conference in Austin. They will
also present a plenary lecture setting out the typologically most
interesting aspects of the language.

Any grammar published between *January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2020* 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 won the Panini Award cannot be submitted at a later date for the
Gabelentz Award. All submissions for the Gabelentz Award thus need to have
been published by an academic publisher.

*Submission instructions*

Entries are normally submitted as a PDF file with embedded fonts to Juha
Janhunen with a copy to Nikolaus Himmelmann and Ljuba Veselinova. 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.

Addresses to use

Juha Janhunen asiemajeure <asiemajeure at yahoo.com>@yahoo.com
<asiemajeure at yahoo.com>

Nikolaus Himmelmann n.himmelmann at uni-koeln.de

Ljuba Veselinova ljuba at ling.su.se

Deadline: *September 30, 2021*

Past award winners are presented here:

*Chair of the* *2021 Georg von der Gabelenz Award*:

Juha Janhunen

University of Helsinki, Finland

*asiemajeure at yahoo.com <asiemajeure at yahoo.com>*

Ljuba Veselinova, Professor
Dept of Linguistics, Stockholm University, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46-8-16-2332 Fax: +46-8-15 5389
URL  : https://www.ling.su.se/ljuba.veselinova

"We learn by going where we want to go."
                                          Julia Cameron
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