The winner and finalists will be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored panel at the 2014 AAA meetings in Washington DC, along with this year’s competition judges, Richard Bauman and Paul Manning.
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must have been a graduate student 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 must be an original work based on original research conducted by the author. It will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, significance to the field, and substantive contribution. At the time of submission for this competition, the paper must not have been published or submitted for publication.
Submissions: The paper should be suitable for submission to the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (http://linguisticanthropology
Please contact Shalini Shankar, SLA board member-at-large, with any questions: slagradessaycontest2014@gmail.