Anna Siewierska Prize

Every other year, the LAGB runs a competition for the Anna Siewierska Prize, awarded in memory of Anna Siewierska, who was an active and distinguished member of our association until her tragic and untimely death in 2011.

The prize is for work in linguistics by Early Career Researchers (ECR). Starting in 2021, the prize will be awarded to the best article by an eligible ECR member of the LAGB that has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Linguistics (JL), the journal of the LAGB.  

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Membership of LAGB at time of article submission (or begun within one month of submission)
  • Article with final acceptance of publication in JL; acceptance date within the relevant period.
  • At time of submission of article to JL, author must be a PhD student or have no more than 4 years of post-PhD employment in an academic post that includes research (discounting periods of parental leave or similar)
  • Jointly authored articles are welcomed as long as the first (or equal-first) author satisfies the criteria.

In the event of uncertainty about eligibility, potential candidates should contact the LAGB directly here.

For the next award, to be made in the summer of 2024, the deadline for acceptance of manuscript by JL will be March 31st 2024

The value of the prize is £500. Where there is more than one winner, it will be shared equally between the winners. 

Previous winners of the Anna Siewierska Prize are:

  • 2022 Qianping Gu (Southeast University) - Telicization in Mandarin Chinese
  • 2019 Not awarded due to Covid-19 Pandemic
  • 2017 Not awarded
  • 2015 Henri Kauhinen (University of Manchester) - Neutral Change
  • 2013 Georg Höhn (University of Cambridge) - Deriving the Basque locative anomalies: The size of spell-out domains in the extended nominal projection
You can read the winning entries, more about previous prize-winners, and about the runners-up here:
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