The University of Maryland Undergraduate Essay Prize in Linguistics

The University of Maryland Undergraduate Essay Prize in Linguistics

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.

Submissions should be sent to:

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,, (301) 405-8903.

Last year's results

Author School Title
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, 73K).
Bibliography is in a separate file (binhex, 4.5K). Note: the Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 and later) can be used to view these files even if you cannot unbinhex them on your system.