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AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award

The AVT and the Dutch Society for Applied Linguistics (Anéla) annually gives out a award for a dissertation in the area of linguistics.

AVT/Anéla dissertation award 2022

The winner of the AVT/Anéla dissertation award 2022 is... Alex Reuneker (Leiden University) for his dissertation 'Connecting conditionals'. Congratulations!

The videopresentations of the three candidates can be found below, and the report of the jury is here. The jury for this year's award consisted of Ad Backus (Tilburg University), Mike Huiskes (University of Groningen), Maarten Kossmann (Leiden University), Nicoline van der Sijs (Radboud University), and Beyza Sumer (Chair, University of Amsterdam). The jury was supported by Eva van Lier (on behalf of AVT) and Gudrun Reijnierse (on behalf of Anéla).

Video presentations Dissertation award

Alex Reuneker, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

Connecting conditionals: a corpus-based approach to conditional constructions in Dutch


Daan Hovens, Maastricht University

Power dynamics at work: an ethnography of a multilingual metal foundry in the Dutch-German borderland

Sybren Spit, University of Amsterdam

Awareness and instruction when kindergarteners acquire grammar


LOT Popularisation Prize

At the Language Gala, the winner of the LOT Popularisation Prize was also announced. This prize is intended to stimulate outreach initiatives about a linguistic subject. The contribution can take many different shapes: articles, books, videos, radio- or tv programmes, websites, blogs, events, etc. In odd-numbered years, the prize is awarded to the best project proposal, which can be realized by means of the prize money of €1000.

The winner of this year's Popularisation Prize is the project “A ship full of words: Traces of Africa in Sranantongo” by Margot van den Berg, Jeroen van Ravenhorst and Fresco Sam-Sin. Congratulations!

The jury consisted of Mathilde Jansen, Yiya Chen, and Sharon Unsworth, and the jury report can be found here. 

Een schip vol woorden: Sporen van Afrika in het Sranantongo (Margot van den Berg, Jeroen van Ravenhorst en Fresco Sam-sin)

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