SSILA is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Mary R Haas Book Award. The award will be presented at the 2021 SSILA meeting. The deadline for receipt of nominations for the Mary R Haas Book Award is June 15, 2020.
The Mary R. Haas Award is presented to a junior scholar for an unpublished manuscript that makes a significant substantive contribution to our knowledge of Native American languages. Nominations may be made by anyone; however, the recipient must be a member of SSILA.
Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish.
The manuscript submission should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the author’s dissertation advisor, detailing why the nominated dissertation is worthy of the Haas award.
Winning manuscripts in English will be considered by the University of Nebraska Press for its series, “Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas.”
For winning manuscripts in languages other than English, the Society will provide letters requesting special consideration by any potential publisher in light of the manuscript’s award-winning status.
To submit a nomination for the Haas Award, send the manuscript and letter of recommendation in PDF format by email to the SSILA Secretary. Please verify that it has in fact been received.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is June 15, 2020.