Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics – Deadline extended!

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the extension of the deadline for the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics to 31 August 2016. We welcome your proposals!

Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Linguistics for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.

Proposals for the Linguistics competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp ( by 31 August 2016 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Linguistics and must be written in English. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

The winner will be offered a contract for a non-subsidized paperback book to be published within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be between 60,000 and 120,000 words in length. Authors will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.

Applicants should be early career scholars with connections to the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand:

  • They should have been awarded a PhD between 2011 and 2016 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2017.
  • They should be resident in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, or hold citizenship or resident status in one of these countries, or have completed some or all of their postgraduate education at a university in one of these countries.

Decisions will be made by 1 December 2016 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

For general information about the competition, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU. E-mail: or Tel: 01865 514160.

Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Michèle Milan, Translation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Study of Franco-Irish Translation Relationships (ISBN 978-1-906165-65-9). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2015)

Alberica Bazzoni, Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (ISBN 978-3-0343-2242-3). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Women’s Studies, 2015)

Samuel Merrill, Excavating Buried Memories: Mnemonic Production in the Railways Under London and Berlin (ISBN 978-3-0343-1919-5). Forthcoming 2016. (Winner in Memory Studies, 2014)

Mossop coverFrances Mossop, Mapping Berlin: Representations of Space in the Weimar Feuilleton (ISBN 978-3-0343-1834-1). Available from (Winner in German Studies, 2013)

Standlee coverWhitney Standlee, ‘Power to Observe’: Irish Women Novelists in Britain, 1890–1916 (ISBN 978-3-0343-1837-2). Available from (Winner in Irish Studies, 2013)

Blair coverPaula Blair, Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland (ISBN 978-3-0343-0945-5). Available from (Winner in Film Studies, 2012)

Asava coverZélie Asava, The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities in Irish Film and Television (ISBN 978-3-0343-0839-7). Available from (Winner in Irish Studies, 2011)

Kitchen coverRuth Kitchen, A Legacy of Shame: French Narratives of War and Occupation (ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4). Available from (Winner in French Studies, 2011)

Krylova_coverKatya Krylova, Walking Through History: Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard (ISBN 978-3-0343-0845-8). Available from (Winner in German Studies, 2011)


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