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AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award

The winner of the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award 2019 is...

The Dutch Linguistics Society (AVT) and the Dutch Society for Applied Linguistics (Anéla) organise an annual award for the best PhD dissertation in linguistics. In 2019, 10 excellent dissertations were nominated. The jury has arrived at a shortlist of 3 candidates (in alphabetical order):

  • Amber Boeynaems (VU Amsterdam), “Figurative framing in political discourse”;
  • Caitlin Meyer (University of Amsterdam), “Rule and order: Acquiring ordinals in Dutch and English”’
  • Luis Miguel Rojas Berscia (Radboud University Nijmegen), “From Kawapanan to Shawi: Topics in language variation and change”.

The winner of the 2019 AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award is: Luis Miguel Rojas Berscia!

You can read the jury report here.

This year's jury consisted of the following members:

  • Roberta d’Alessandro (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Jos Hornikx (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) 
  • Claartje Levelt (Universiteit Leiden)
  • Nelleke Oostdijk (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
  • Jos Swanenberg (Tilburg University)

The secretary of the award jury is Dr Nivja de Jong (for Anéla); the second secretary is Dr Jorrig Vogels (for AVT). For further information about the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award, please contact Jorrig (j.vogels@rug.nl) or Nivja (n.h.de.jong@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

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