Background

Established in 2021.

Charge

To select the annual recipients of the Morris Halle Award for Faculty Excellence in Phonology and the Victoria Fromkin Memorial Prize for Student Excellence in Phonology.

The Morris Halle Award for Faculty Excellence in Phonology will be used to defray expenses associated with participation in the LSA's Annual Meeting. It will be awarded for outstanding scholarship in phonology by an early career faculty member in linguistics. To be considered an early career candidate, less than 10 years from earning PhD. 

The Victoria Fromkin Memorial Prize for Student Excellence in Phonology will be used to defray expenses associated with participation in the LSA's Annual Meeting. It will be awarded for outstanding scholarship in phonology by a linguistics graduate student. 

The awards are endowed with much gratitude by LSA Life Member Robert Vago (Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY), who earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA (1970) and his PhD at Harvard (1974).

Responsibilities

The Award Committee assesses the nominations and submits a report and a recommendation to the Executive Committee, whose responsibility it is to make the final award decisions. 

Membership (by invitation)

To express interest in receiving an invitation to serve on this committee, please contact the Secretariat staff.  Three individuals with phonology expertise. 

Commitee Members, 2022

  • Arto Tapani Anttila, Stanford University (2023)
  • Florian Lionnet, Princeton University (2024)
  • Hannah Sande, University of California, Berkeley (2022), chair

Executive Committee Liaison: Anthony Woodbury

Staff Liaison:  Beth Riebe