YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARD

Jerrold J. Katz Award

In memory of our distinguished colleague Jerrold Katz, the Jerrold J. Katz Young Scholar Award recognizes the paper or poster presented at the CUNY Sentence Processing Conference that best exhibits the qualities of intellectual rigor, creativity, and independence of thought exemplified in Dr. Katz's life and work. Any author listed as the first author on a presentation, who is pre-doctoral or up to three years post-PhD, and who is not yet tenured, will be eligible for consideration. The amount of the award is $500.

Previous Recipients

T. Florian Jaeger (University of Rochester) and Neal Snider (Stanford University), jointly, for their paper entitled "Implicit learning and syntactic persistence: Surprisal and cumulativity," presented at the 20th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, La Jolla, CA, March, 2007.

Scott Jackson (University of Arizona), for his paper entitled “Prosody and logical scope in English,” presented at the 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY, March, 2006.

Sachiko Aoshima (American University), for her paper entitled "The source of the bias for longer filler-gap dependencies in Japanese," presented at the 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Tucson, AZ, March—April, 2005.

Andrew Nevins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), for his paper entitled "Syntactic and semantic predictors of tense: An ERP investigation of Hindi," presented at the 17th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, College Park, MD, March, 2004. Nevins's coauthors were Colin Phillips and David Poeppel.

Britta Stolterfoht (Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), for her poster entitled "The difference between the processing of implicit prosody and focus structure during reading: Evidence from brain-related potentials," presented at the 16th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge, MA, March, 2003. Stolterfoht's coauthors were Angela D. Friederici, Kai Alter, and Anita Steube.

John Hale (Johns Hopkins University), for his paper entitled "The information conveyed by words in sentences", presented at the 15th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY, March, 2002.

Award Fund

To make a contribution to the Jerrold J. Katz Fund, please send a check made out to CUNY Graduate Center (with "Jerrold J. Katz Fund" in the memo line) to the following address:

Dianne C. Bradley (Katz Award Fund)
Ph.D. Program in Linguistics
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309