Announcement: 2017 SLA Graduate Student Paper Competition

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) announces the 2017 SLA Graduate Student Paper competition.  Deadline: Friday March 17, 2017.

Every year the Society for Linguistic Anthropology confers an award for a distinguished graduate research paper.  Awardees receive a cash prize, travel funds to attend the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting, and an invitation to submit their paper for publication consideration with our signature journal, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.  In addition, the winner and finalists are invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored panel at the annual AAA meeting, with the competition judges serving as discussants.  This year the annual AAA meetings will be held in Washington DC from November 29 to December 3.  Further details on award eligibility, criteria, and submission process are below

Eligibility & Criteria:  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.  Papers will be judged on the basis of research contributions to the field of linguistic anthropology, clarity, organization, and engagement with existing scholarship.  At the time of submission for this competition, the paper must not have been published, submitted for publication, or under review for publication.

Submission Process: The paper should follow the style and format of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (http://linguisticanthropology.org/journal/submissions/) and must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, not including bibliography. The paper must be submitted electronically in either .pdf or .doc format by the March 17 deadline.  It should be sent to slagrad2017@gmail.com.  The cover sheet should include the title of the paper; the author’s name; the author’s email address; the author’s college or university affiliation; and the name of the faculty member who served as the student’s advisor for the paper.