Prize details

Sociolinguistics Prize

Value:

$1,000 subject to available funds

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

Professor Janet Holmes established this prize in 2013, via the Victoria University Foundation, to encourage students of Sociolinguistics at Victoria University to continue to postgraduate study. The award is to recognise top students in Advanced Sociolinguistics (LING 330) in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University, a course which is offered every two years.

Information

History or background of award:
Professor Janet Holmes established this prize in 2013, via the Victoria University Foundation, to encourage students of Sociolinguistics at Victoria University to continue to postgraduate study.

Purpose of award:
To recognise top students in Advanced Sociolinguistics (LING 330) in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University, a course which is offered every two years.

Selection criteria:
The prize will be awarded to the top student in Advanced Sociolinguistics (LING 330) who, preferably, is intending to continue to postgraduate study.

Number of awards offered:
One every second year, commencing in 2014. If in any year there is no suitable recipient of the prize, the funds may be used in a subsequent year.

Decision makers:
Head of School, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies in consultation with the Course Co-ordinator(s) of LING 330.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Mid-December

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Recipients are required to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded to the donor.