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AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award

Call for nominations dissertation award 2020

The Dutch Linguistics Society (AVT) and the Dutch Society for Applied Linguistics (Anéla) organise an annual award for the best PhD dissertation in linguistics.

Eligible for the 2020 award are PhD dissertations defended between the 16th of July 2019 and the 15th of July 2020. You are invited to propose suitable candidates for the award before the 15th of August 2020.

Your motivated nomination can be submitted online via this form.

Secretary of the jury is dr. Jorrig Vogels (for the AVT board).Second secretary is dr. Paz González (for the Anéla board). For further information about the AVT-Anéla dissertation award, please contact Jorrig or Paz.

Dissertation award 2019

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.

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