Twelve students presenting papers on topics from vowel harmony to negation in Bon Appétit have been named the newest winners of the Linguistic Society of America's Student Abstract Awards.

The Student Abstract Awards are awarded annually to the top LSA Annual Meeting abstracts presented by students, and are typically awarded as cash prizes of $500 and $300 to the top three students. This year, however, the LSA is pleased to announce that $3600 in awards will be given to the presenters of ten papers: $700 for 1st place, $400 for 2nd and 3rd place, and $300 each for the remaining winners.

The LSA is very grateful to the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC (the host hotel for the upcoming Annual Meeting) and Marriott International for providing the financial support that has allowed the LSA to expand our Student Abstract Awards for this year.

Danielle Barth
Danielle Barth receives a Student Abstract Award at the 2015 Annual Meeting

The full list of winners is as follows:

The award-winning talks will be given during the 2016 LSA Annual Meeting, to be held in Washington, DC January 7-10; individual presentation times can be found on the online Meeting schedule. The awards themselves will be presented on Saturday, January 9, from 5:30 - 6 PM in Salon 6 at the Marriott Marquis, immediately before the Presidential Address.

Congratulations to all our Student Abstract Award winners! Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we continue to announce the recipients of this year's LSA honors and awards.