The University of Maryland Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the 2000/2001 University of Maryland Undergraduate Essay Prize in Linguistics, an international competition now in its third year. (Click here for last year's results.)
The prize of $1000 will be awarded for the best undergraduate student essay on a topic in linguistics, and the winning essay will be published in the 2001 University of Maryland Working Papers in Linguistics.
Submissions may be in the areas of computational linguistics, formal semantics, language acquisition, language change, lexical semantics, neurolinguistics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and formal syntax.
The applicant's name must not be included on the essay, since reviewing is anonymous. Instead, include a cover sheet listing the title of the essay, applicant's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if available), school and program attending, year in the program, and the topic area or areas of the essay (taken from the list above).
Undergraduate Essay Prize
Department of Linguistics
1401 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-7505 USA
Inquiries should be directed to the above address, or to the Undergraduate Essay Prize Coordinator: Philip Resnik, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 405-8903.
Last year's results
|Winner||Jason Kandybowicz||Rutgers||The reiterated numeral construction|
|Honorable Mention||Cliff Crawford||Cornell||A condition on wh-extraction and what it reveals about the syntactic structure of Tagalog|
|Honorable Mention||Janet Eisenband||UPenn||The use of gender information in pronoun resolution (doc, 158K)|
|Honorable Mention||Rebecca Hanson||Calgary||Fusion and the acquisition of S-nasal clusters (rtf, 713K)|
|Honorable Mention||Peter J. Vasquez||UCLA||Linguistic ability in the right hemisphere: evidence from language development in two left hemispherectomies|
|Honorable Mention||Lynsey Kay Wolter||Swarthmore||
The case of predicates: questions of control and binding (binhex,
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