The Society for Linguistic Anthropology announces a competition for Outstanding Paper by a Student, one each at both undergraduate and graduate levels. To be eligible for this award, an applicant must have been either a graduate or undergraduate (in a degree-granting program) when the paper was written, must be the sole author of the paper, and must submit the paper no more than two years after it was written.
The paper should be an original work, based on research conducted by the author. It will be evaluated on the basis of its clarity, significance to the field, and substantive contribution. Papers should be suitable for submission to the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology and must not exceed 25 double-spaced 8.5 X 11 (standard U.S.-letter size) pages, not including bibliography. Such papers must not have been published or submitted for publication at the time of application.
The paper must be submitted as a digitial file, in either .pdf or Word formats and sent to Paul Garrett at <email@example.com>by the deadline of JUNE 30, 2009. Please note on the paper whether the submission is in the undergraduate or graduate category. Include the names of your committee members or supervising professor, as applicable.
Awards will be made only when submissions produce a work to be of sufficiently high quality, as judged by a panel of evaluators according to the criteria above, to merit an SLA Student Paper Prize. Winners of the Prizes will be announced at the SLA business meeting.