Prize details

Ian Gordon Prize in Linguistics

Value:

$500

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This prize was established via the Victoria University Foundation by the late Professor Ian Gordon (CBE) to recognise excellence in students' work in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.
It will be awarded annually for the best piece of completed research (essay, project or thesis) on any aspect of the nature, structure or use of the English language by an Honours or Masters student in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

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This prize was established via the Victoria University Foundation by the late Professor Ian Gordon (CBE) to recognise excellence in students' work in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

Professor Gordon graduated from the University of Edinburgh and taught there before being appointed to the chair of English at Victoria University College, a position he held from 1936 to 1974. He was vice-chancellor of the University of New Zealand from 1947-52, chair of the New Zealand Literary Fund from 1950-74, and a member of the University Grants Committee from 1961-71, in addition to holding many visiting academic and administrative posts. He was known for his work on English prose style, Katherine Mansfield, and John Galt, and as a popular columnist for many years on the use of English. He was made a CBE and received several honorary doctorates.

1. It will be awarded annually for the best piece of completed research (essay, project or thesis) on any aspect of the nature, structure or use of the English language by an Honours or Masters student in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

2. The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded appropriately.