The LSA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Student Abstract Award, in conjunction with our upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City!  This award recognizes the three best abstracts submitted by a student for a paper or poster presentation at Annual Meeting.

  • First Place: Robert Xu, Stanford University - Placing Social Types Through Prosodic Variation: An Investigation of Spatial Meanings in Mainland China
  • Second Place: Colin P. Davis, MIT - English Possessor Extraction
  • Third Place: Emily Clem, UC Berkeley - The cyclic nature of Agree: Maximal projections as probes

Instituted in 2010, the Student Abstract Award provides $500 to the student who submits the best abstract, and $300 for the authors of the abstracts rated second and third. Every student-authored abstract submitted for the Annual Meeting is automatically considered for this award; no nominations are required. All abstracts submitted for the annual meeting are rated, blindly, by external reviewers and the LSA Program Committee. The Student Abstract Award winners are recognized in the Handbook for the Annual Meeting.