CUHK Research Excellence Award 2006-2007
Leonard Bloomfield Book Award:
"The Linguistic Society of America announces the 2009 recipient
of the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award. The winning book is
chosen by a three-member committee from among works
submitted to the LSA for consideration. The award will be
presented at the LSA's business meeting on
January 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California.
The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact, by Virginia Yip and Stephen Matthews, presents interesting new data and insightful analyses of bilingual development. Based on the most extensive bilingual corpus yet assembled and drawing on both generative and typological theoretical perspectives, the authors provide an extensive, informed and data-rich treatment of a difficult problem. The book sets a new standard for the study of childhood bilingualism, and shows how this study bears on many different areas of linguistics, including monolingual acquisition, language contact, syntactic theory, typology, and historical linguistics."
Award acceptance speech (read more)