The IACL AwardsYSA|IRA|MJH Award
YSA| IRA | MJH Award
|Young Scholar Award (YSA)|
|The Young Scholar Award (YSA)
competition is an innovative attempt by the IACL to promote, recognize,
and encourage scholarship by young scholars. A "young scholar" is
someone who is 35 years of age or below and whose current rank is below
that of associate professor in the Chinese and American university systems
and below that of senior lecturer in the British system. Only members
of IACL are eligible to participate in the competition; non-members must
be prepared to join IACL at the time of participation.
The YSA competition is held once a year in conjunction with the IACL annual conference. A call for papers is issued by the IACL conference organizer, normally with a deadline earlier than the usual conference abstract deadline. Participants are each required to submit a full paper of not more than 25 pages in length to the Organizing Committee, attaching a letter giving his or her age and present academic rank. All submissions for the YSA competition must be original papers that have not been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a major conference and to appear in its proceedings. Previous award winners are not allowed to re-enter the competition. The same paper cannot be re-submitted.
All papers submitted for the YSA competition are subject to review by a Review Committee appointed by the IACL President. A maximum of 5 (normally 2-4) Finalists will be selected, each awarded a travel subsidy (of around $500) and invited to the IACL Conference to make an oral presentation at a special session organized for this purpose, before a Panel of Judges chaired by the IACL President. (The Review Committee of any given year may also recommend that no Finalist be invited.) The author of the best paper selected by the Panel will be honored at the banquet of the annual conference and presented with an Award Certificate.
| Launched in conjunction with the 1994 Annual
Conference in Hong Kong, the YSA has been awarded to the following young
2009 (during IACL-17 at Paris, France):
Andy Chin , University of Washington / City University of Hong Kong2007 (during IACL-15 at New York, USA):
Ivy Chenqing Song , University of Wiscosin-Madison
王偉, CASS, China2006 (during IACL-14 at Taipei, Taiwan):
Jie Zhang , University of Kansas2004 (during IACL-12 at Tianjin, China):
Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs, Nankai University2002 (during IACL-11 at Nagakute, Japan):
Zev HANDEL, University of Washington2001 (during IACL-10 at Irvine, California):
Shengli Zu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences1999 (during IACL-8 at Melbourne, Australia):
Chun Fat Lau, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong1998 (during IACL-7 at Stanford, California):
Yung-Li Chang, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan1996 (during ICCL-5 in Hsinchu, Taiwan):
Jowang Lin, National Chiaotung University, Taiwan1995 (during ICCL-4 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA):
Min Zhang, National University of Singapore1994 (during ICCL-3 in Hong Kong):
Thekla Wiebusch, University of Göttingen
|Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award|
| Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award for Chinese Historical
This new award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, donated by Professor Anne Yue in memory of the eminent linguist and Sinologist, Professor Mantaro J. Hashimoto. It is offered as an encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to the study of Chinese historical phonology, a field in which Professor Hashimoto was especially interested and to which he made numerous important contributions.
The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award process. All YSA papers submitted in the field of Chinese historical phonology will automatically be concurrently considered for the MJH Award. Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, selection criteria, and judging standards current in the YSA process will apply to papers considered for the MJH Award, with the exception that MJH submissions must deal specifically with the area of historical phonology.
The first competition for the MJH Award took place as part of the YSA competition at the 11th Annual Conference of the IACL, which was held from August 20-22, 2002 in Nagoya (Nagakute), Aichi, Japan
The winner of 2010
郑伟 （中国社会科学院 / 上海师范大学）The winner of 2007
Ivy Chenqing Song , University of Wiscosin-MadisonThe winner of 2004
Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs, Nankai University
|Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA)|
This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, established in the honor of Professor Hsin-I Hsieh for his immense contributions to the IACL and to the field of Chinese Linguistics. The award is offered as a token of encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to interdisciplinary studies in Chinese linguistics. The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award (YSA) process. All papers with an interdisciplinary approach submitted for YSA will automatically be concurrently considered for this Interdisciplinary Research Award.
Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, and selection criteria adopted in the YSA process will apply to the papers considered for the Interdisciplinary Research Award, with the exception that these submissions must have an interdisciplinary focus, which includes interface studies (phonology-syntax, morph-syntax, syntax-semantics, etc.), studies which combine diachronic and synchronic approaches, those that combine methodologies from different frameworks (formal, functional, typological, etc.), or those that combine linguistics and other disciplines (literature, anthropology, sociology, psychology, computer science, etc.).
The first competition for the Interdisciplinary Research Award took place as part of the YSA competition at the 16th annual conference of the IACL held in 2008 at Peking University, Beijing, China.
Winners of 2010 (during IACL-18 at Harvard University, USA):
Leslie Lee, UCSD
Charles Lin, Indiana UniversityWinner of 2008 (during IACL-16 at Peking University, China):