Best Student Presentation Award

The Best Student Presentation Award recognizes and celebrates the excellent research being done and presented by the many students who participate in the annual SSILA meetings. The award is also intended to encourage student participation in the SSILA organization and at the annual meetings.

Deadline: Time of abstract submission

Application Process

To be considered for the Best Student Presentation Award, your abstract must have been accepted by the Program Committee. In the email announcing your abstract’s acceptance (in late summer/early fall), you will be asked to inform the Awards committee that you are going to be a student at the time of the presentation and that you would like to be considered for the Award.

Presentations will be evaluated at the conference, by attending non-student SSILA members, based on the following criteria:

  • Introduction: How well was the paper introduced? How well was the research motivated? Is the research question clear?
  • Treatment of data: Were the data well described?
  • Depth and interest of the research results: Were the results and their significance well articulated?
  • Originality: Were the data and/or approach noteworthy for their originality?
  • Conclusion: How well did the data and argumentation support the conclusions reached?
  • Visual presentation: How effective was the handout or slides? Is it well edited, appealing, thorough? Did it facilitate understanding the presentation?
  • Oral delivery: Was the oral delivery effective? Interesting? Was the Question-and-Answer period handled skilfully?

The Award recipient will be notified and announced as soon as possible after the SSILA conference and will receive a Certificate of Recognition from SSILA.

2019Daniel W. HieberUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraErgativity in Chitimacha
2018Megan LukaniecUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraReconstructing the phonetics of a dormant language: Remapping audio recordings onto manuscripts
2018Carolyn Jane Anderson (honorable mention)University of Massachusetts, AmherstThe San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec Andative and Venitive
2017Ignacio MontoyaCUNY Graduate CenterNavajo verb constituents under a learning-based framework
Updated: August 9, 2018 — 5:58 pm