Student Awards

Best Student Abstract Award

This award will be given for the best student abstract. This year the award will be given to the highest rated abstract submission that was student-award eligible (see CfP for details).

Lillian B. Stueber Student NWAV Presentation Prize

This is a prize for the best student presentation that treats variation in languages that have been missing from or are less frequently represented at NWAV. The prize is worth $250 USD and is awarded to the student before the final plenary. A committee will attend all presentations that are relevant to the purpose of the award.

Association for Laboratory Phonetics Best Student Presentation Award

Elena Sheard (see here) is the winner of the Association for Laboratory Phonology Best Student Paper Award at NWAV 49 for her talk "Quantifying degree and direction of language change(s) over the lifespan across variables".

The Association for Laboratory Phonetics offers a Best Student Presentation Award at NWAV 49 for a presentation that engages with sociolinguistic and laboratory phonology. Students whose work falls in the remit of this award are requested to check the appropriate box on the abstract submission form. If your abstract is already submitted and you'd like it to be considered for this award, please email the conference organizers at