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SLA Graduate Student Research Paper Competition (March 11)

Dear Linguistic Anthropology Graduate Students,


The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of graduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Prize.  Papers should be submitted by the deadline, which is March 11, 2013.  Detailed information is below.


Due to the ongoing success of the Graduate Student Paper Prize roundtable at the AAA, we will be including another roundtable in the program this year (note, the undergraduate student paper prize competition is not affected by this and will be announced as usual).  The SLA is calling for graduate students to submit papers to the section by March 11th; the winner and finalists will then be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored workshop at the 2013 AAA meetings in Chicago, along with this year’s competition judges, Michael Silverstein and Kira Hall.  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.  The paper should be suitable for submission to the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology and must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, not including bibliography.  At the time of submission for this competition, the paper must not have been published or submitted for publication.


The paper must be submitted electronically in either .pdf or .doc format by the March 11 deadline.  It should be sent to Jillian Cavanaugh, SLA Member at Large (at the email below).  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 with respect to the writing of the paper.   Please contact Jillian Cavanaugh with any questions:


We look forward to receiving your submissions,

Jocelyn Ahlers

Chair, SLA Program Committee