[Lingtyp] Reminder: Call for submissions for Georg von der Gabelentz award
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Tue Sep 7 14:31:09 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 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 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.
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 <mailto:asiemajeure at yahoo.com>@yahoo.com <mailto:asiemajeure at yahoo.com>
Nikolaus Himmelmann n.himmelmann at uni-koeln.de <mailto:n.himmelmann at uni-koeln.de>
Ljuba Veselinova ljuba at ling.su.se <mailto:ljuba at ling.su.se>
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Past award winners are presented here: https://linguistic-typology.org/georg-von-der-gabelentz-award/ <https://linguistic-typology.org/georg-von-der-gabelentz-award/>
Chair of the 2021 Georg von der Gabelenz Award:
University of Helsinki, Finland
asiemajeure at yahoo.com <mailto:asiemajeure at yahoo.com>
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