2018

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann
Rexhep Ismajli
Rachel Sutton-Spence

2017

Willem F. H. Adelaar
Stephen C. Levinson
Roberto Zavala Maldonado

2016

Erhard Hinrichs
Ian Roberts
Yogendra Yadava

2015

Geert Booij
Janet Holmes
Theo Vennemann genannt Nierfield

2014

Greville Corbett
Jacek Fisiak
Irene Philippaki-Warburton

2013
Aditi Lahiri
Björn Lindblom
Jacques Mehler 

2012
Anne Cutler
Bernd Heine
✟Aleksandr Evgenevich Kibrik

2011
Ruth Berman
Peter Trudgill
Hendrik Cornelis van Riemsdijk
 
2010
Guglielmo Cinque
Theraphan Luangthongkum
Lucy Seki
 
2009
Yolanda Lastra
Osahito Miyaoka
Pieter Seuren
 
2008
Alexandra Aikhenvald
Paul Jen-kuei Li
 
2007
Luise A. Hercus
Ulrike Mosel
 
2006
Suk-Jin Chang
Zarina Estrada-Fernåndez
 
2005
Anvita Abbi
Gerritt Jan Dimmendaal
Rodney Huddleston
 
2004
Probal DasGupta
Inga-Lill Hansson
✟ Aryon Rodrigues
 
2003
K.V. Subbarao
 
2002
Alfred Bammesberger
Dai Qingxia
Petr Sgall
 
2001
✟ Hwang-cherng Gong
Jean Kellens
Ki Moon Lee
 
1999
Rodolfo Cerron-Palomino
Kim McCone
Neilson Voyne Smith
Pang-Hsin Ting
 
1998
Willem JM Levelt
Hongkai Sun
✟ Anthony Traill
 
1996
Mervyn C Alleyne
Ferenc Kiefer
✟ Kay Williamson
 
1994
W U Dressler
Peter Matthews
 
1993
✟ Anna Morpurgo Davies
 
1992
Kazuko Inoue
Luigi Rizzi
 
1987
R M W Dixon
 
1986
✟ Kurt Baldinger
✟ Manfred Mayrhofer
The Lord Quirk
 
1985
✟ Bh Krishnamurti
 
1984
Ayo Bamgbose
✟ William Mackey
✟ Werner Winter
 
1979
Manfred Bierwisch
✟ Gunnar Fant
 
1978
Michael A K Halliday
Sir John Lyons
 
1972
✟ Ana Maria Barrenechea
 
1968
Vjacheslav V Ivanov
 
1963
✟ Eli Fischer-Jørgensen