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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.

Call for nominations dissertation award 2021

After many successful previous awards, this year too we shall select a dissertation for the AVT/Anéla dissertation award, the winner of which shall be announced at the language gala of the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day. For the 2021 AVT/Anéla dissertation award all PhD dissertations defended between 16 July 2020 and 15 July 2021 are eligible.

We invite you to submit (motivated) nominations for candidates for the award. The nomination should reach us by the 23rd of August 2021 via this online form.

Secretary of the jury is dr. Paz González (for Anéla); the second secretary is dr. Jorrig Vogels (for AVT). For more information about the AVT/Anéla dissertation award 2021, please contact Paz or Jorrig.

Dissertation award 2020

In 2020, 10 excellent PhD dissertations were nominated. The jury arrived at a shortlist of 3 candidates (in alphabetical order):

  • Eveline Boers-Visker (Universiteit van Amsterdam), “Learning to use space: A study into the SL2 acquisition process of adult learners of Sign Language of the Netherlands”;
  • Imme Lammertink (Universiteit van Amsterdam), "Detecting patterns: Relating statistical learning to language proficiency in children with and without developmental language disorder";
  • Véronique Verhagen (Universiteit van Tilburg), "Illuminating variation: Individual differences in entrenchment of multi-word units".


The winner of the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award 2020 is: Imme Lammertink! Congratulations!

The jury report can be found here. 


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