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.
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.
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