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Mon Oct 12 2009

FYI: Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D Thesis Award 2009

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        1.    Graeme Porte, Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D Thesis Award 2009

Message 1: Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D Thesis Award 2009
Date: 10-Oct-2009
From: Graeme Porte <gportegmail.com>
Subject: Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D Thesis Award 2009
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Christopher Brumfit PhD/Ed.D. Thesis Award 2009

Sponsored by Cambridge University Press and promoted by Language Teaching

To recognize doctoral thesis research that makes a significant and original
contribution to the field of second language acquisition (SLA) and/or
foreign languagee (FL) teaching and learning.

- Cambridge University Press books to the value of £500

To be considered for the award:
- The candidate’s institution must have accepted the thesis for the
PhD/Ed.D. within two years before the date of the award application.
- The research must have been completed as part of the requirements for a
doctoral degree or its equivalent at a university.
- Although the thesis under consideration must be in English, the research
may be related to work concerning any second language.

Application Process
In the first instance, applicants must submit the following:
- A summary of the thesis, not to exceed 17 double-spaced pages, with
references, and a 150-word abstract of the thesis. Care should be taken in
drafting the summary so that the referees are provided with as detailed a
report as possible on the work undertaken. The summary should include a
brief description of the theoretical background of the research and specify
the research questions, the research methods (including data analyses) used
and why these were chosen, the results, and implications of these outcomes.
It should also make clear the perceived contribution of the work undertaken
to the field of second language acquisition and/or foreign language
teaching and learning.
- Proof of acceptance of the thesis for PhD/Ed. by the candidate's university.
Only electronic applications are accepted.

Evaluation Criteria
- Scholarly or professional significance to the field of second or foreign
- Originality and creativity
- Quality of presentation

30th November 2009 – Deadline for receipt of summary and abstract and
official proof of thesis acceptance
15th February 2010 – Feedback given to all candidates and call for
electronic submission of theses of finalists
3rd March 2010 – Deadline for receipt of theses
1st August 2010 – Announcement of award winner by the Editorial Board of
Language Teaching

Contact details for application and further information
Dr Graeme Porte, Editor Language Teaching
E-mail: gportegmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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