Steven Lapointe Award

The Steven G. Lapointe Award provides a stipend for linguistics graduate students to help underwrite travel costs associated with presenting a paper at a conference.
Steven Lapointe Award

Steven G. Lapointe

This award was established through an endowment in memory of Steven G. Lapointe, who served as the Department of Linguistics program director and chair of the Graduate Group in Linguistics from 1992 until his untimely death in February 1999. Professor Lapointe, a prominent morphologist, was keenly interested in linguistic theory and in the careful analysis of languages.

He was the author of A Theory of Grammatical Agreement (Garland, 1985) and co-editor (with Diane Brentari and Patrick Farrell) of Morphology and its Relation to Phonology and Syntax (CSLI Publications, 1998), for which a continuation titled Morphology and the Web of Grammar, edited by Peter Sells and Orhan Orgun, was published in his memory in 2005.

The endowment funds an annual research travel award to enable linguistics graduate students to present their research at scholarly meetings. These awards are competitive; interested students must apply to be considered. Guidelines and a call for proposals are issued annually, usually in the winter quarter.

Award recipients

Ph.D. student Ryan Redmond is the 2016 recipient of the Steven G. Lapointe Award.
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Previous awardees

2015: Michelle Cohn

2014: Katherine Evans

2013: Lajos Szoboszlai

2012: Laurie Lawyer

2011: Brandon Loudermilk

2010: Heather Sturman

2009: Silvie Liao

2008: Tammy Gales and Michael Grosvald

2007: Lisa Bonnici

2006: Vineeta Chand

2005: Duane Leonard

2004: Jason Schneider & Paul McPherron

2003: Jennifer Guzmán

2002: Kristen Scheiber & Isabelle Poole

2001: Patricia Maccari

2000: Cindy Newman Davis


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