Call for submissions for the Sapir Book Prize (2012)

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2012

The Edward Sapir Book Prize was established in 2001 and has been 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. Beginning in 2012, the Sapir Prize will be awarded annually.

Submissions are now open for the 2012 prize. 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 between June 2010 and December 31, 2011 to be eligible for the 2012 award. Any given book is eligible only in one round of competition.

Three copies of books submitted for consideration should be sent to the address below by April 1, 2012. (Some publishers will send them at the author’s request.) A committee appointed by the president of the SLA will evaluate all submissions. The winner will be determined by late summer 2012 and the author and publisher notified in advance of the AAA annual meeting. The Sapir Prize will be formally awarded at the SLA Business Meeting during the AAA Annual Meeting in 2012.

Three copies of books submitted for consideration should be sent to:

Norma Mendoza-Denton
The School of Anthropology
1009 East South Campus Drive
P.O.Box 210030
Tucson, AZ 85721-0030

4 Responses

  1. Ana Carolina Hecht
    Ana Carolina Hecht December 19, 2011 at 8:32 am |

    Dear colleagues
    I wonder if the books are sent for the award must be in English?
    I wrote a book:

    2010. Hecht, A. C. “Todavía no se hallaron hablar en idioma” Procesos de socialización lingüística de los niños en el barrio toba de Derqui, Argentina. LINCOM Studies in Sociolinguistics 09. Múnich: LINCOM EUROPA, academic publications. ISBN 978-3-89586-361-5 (282 páginas).

    The title in english is: “They were not yet speak in language” Language socialization processes of children in the Toba neighborhood (Derqui, Argentina).

    But, i wrote my book in spanish (my native language).

    Could i participate?

    Thank you very much!
    Best regard

    Ana Carolina Hecht
    PhD. in Anthropology from the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (University of Buenos Aires).
    Researcher of National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations (CONICET).

  2. Ana Carolina Hecht
    Ana Carolina Hecht December 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm |

    Thank you!!!!!!

  3. Abayomi Habib
    Abayomi Habib March 3, 2012 at 11:07 am |

    I would like to know if I should send my Novel Sierra-leone for the Contest.I hope to hear from you on the guideline.Reply soon

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