Richard M. Hogg Essay prize 2012

  • 29 Oct 2011 12:21
    Message # 736940

    Richard M. Hogg Prize 2012

    The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) offers an annual Richard M. Hogg Prize for a paper on any research-related topic in English language or English linguistics. The closing date for 2012 submissions is 31 March 2012.

    Richard M. Hogg

    Richard Hogg was Smith Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at the University of Manchester from 1980 until his death in 2007. He was the General Editor of The Cambridge History of the English Language (6 vols, 1992-2001), one of the founding editors of the journal English Language and Linguistics, and well known for his work on Old English, on phonology, and on English dialects. A list of Professor Hogg's publications is available on the ISLE website []. His Grammar of Old English, 2, Morphology, has been completed by Robert Fulk and was published in January 2011.


    The Prize will be awarded in open competition. The competition is open to any individual who is both:
    1. an early-career scholar, defined as a registered student not yet in possession of a doctoral degree, or a post-doctoral scholar within two years of the award of the doctorate at the time of submission; and
    2. a member of the Society (membership can be applied for at the time of submission).

    It is expected that most candidates will be students on a doctoral degree programme (PhD) or recent graduates of one, but undergraduates and master's students are not precluded from submitting a paper. Joint or multiple authorship is acceptable so long as all authors meet the two conditions above. Authors should submit a letter from their supervisor, or from a person of similar standing, attesting to their status and that the submission is their own work.

    The paper

    Candidates may write on any research-related topic in English language or English linguistics. In awarding the prize the committee will take into consideration the originality of the submitted paper and the theoretical and/or empirical contribution it makes to the discipline.

    The paper should not have been published before (except possibly in a departmental working paper or the like), nor should it have been submitted for publication elsewhere. It should not exceed – but need not be as long as – 10,000 words in length including tables, figures, notes, appendices, references, etc. It is recommended that authors follow the style sheet available (as a pdf file) from the ISLE website, which incorporates the Unified Style Sheet for linguistics journals; a suitable EndNote style for users of the EndNote bibliography program is also available for downloading.

    Submission dates and address

    The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2012. Submissions should be written in English and should be accompanied by the letter mentioned under 'Eligibility' above. Submissions should be sent as a file attachment in an email to the Secretary of ISLE:

    Stefan Dollinger, University of British Columbia at Vancouver,


    The winner will receive a cash prize of £500 and their essay will be published on the ISLE website. Additionally, the winner will be encouraged to submit the prize-winning paper – revised where appropriate in line with judges' or referees' comments – for competitive review for publication in a journal closely associated with the aims of the Society. If no submission is judged suitable, the prize will not be awarded. The prize will be awarded by ISLE on the recommendation of a prize committee formed from senior members of the Society, with a member of the Executive Committee in the chair. The winner will be announced on the Society's website by 1 September 2012. The prize committee's decision is final.

    Terttu Nevalainen, Chair of the prize committee.

    Apologies for any cross-posting.

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