At the SSILA 2016 business meeting in Washington, D.C., the Executive Committee was pleased to present the following awards:
The Mary R. Haas Award: Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada
The Mary R. Haas award was presented to Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada for his dissertation, The Mako language: Vitality, grammar, and classification. The award was presented by Rich Rhodes, the Haas Award Committee Chair, and Alice Taff, President of SSILA.
Student Abstract Award: Adriana Molina Muñoz & Rolando Coto Solano
The Student Abstract Award for the SSILA 2016 meeting went to Adriana Molina Muñoz & Rolando Coto Solano for their abstract, ‘Ergative and relativization in Bribri’. The award was presented by Alice Taff, President of SSILA.
Outgoing Executive Secretary: Ivy Doak
On behalf of the Executive Committee, Alice Taff presented Ivy Doak with a gift of appreciation for her dedication and hard work over eight years as Executive Secretary of SSILA.