The Edward Sapir Book Prize was established in 2001 and is awarded in alternate years to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical or contemporary sociocultural processes. The SLA invites books with conceptual and theoretical focus, as well as ethnographic and descriptive works. Single-or multi-author books – but not edited collections – are eligible. Books must have been published in 2008, 2009, or 2010 to be eligible. Any given book is eligible only in one biennial round of competition.
Three copies of books submitted for consideration should be sent to the address below by June 15th, 2010. (It is sometimes possible for authors to request that their publishers send them.) A committee appointed by the president of the SLA will evaluate all submissions. The winner will be announced at the SLA Business Meeting during the AAA Annual Meeting in December, 2010.
Three copies of books submitted for consideration should sent to:
Kathryn A. Woolard
Department of Anthropology, 0532
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0532