This year, the Haas Book Award winner is Adam Singerman for The morphosyntax of Tuparí, a Tupían language of the Brazilian Amazon, from the University of Chicago.
In addition, the committee has awarded a Mary R. Haas Book Award honorable mention to Adam Tallman for A Grammar of Chácobo, a southern Pano language of the northern Bolivian Amazon, from the University of Texas Austin.
Congratulations to both of for truly outstanding dissertations, as well as to other submitters for their excellent work. SSILA is truly honoured to have such an outstanding group of students completing PhDs on Indigenous languages of the Americas.
The committee would also like to thank all the advisors for the care that they put into writing the letters of recommendation. While not relevant to this award, the nomination letters not only described the contributions and quality of the dissertations, but also spoke to engagement with the communities with which the nominees worked.
Tim Thornes will liaison with both awardees as they work with the University of Nebraska Press to publish their dissertations.
The Mary R. Haas Book Award is presented to a junior scholar for an unpublished manuscript that makes a significant substantive contribution to knowledge about Native American languages. Calls for the Mary R. Haas Book Award will be in April, and the deadline for nominations is July 15. More information can be found at Mary R. Haas Book Award.