Katz Award

Jerrold J. Katz Young Scholar Award

Named in memory of our friend and distinguished colleague, the Jerrold J. Katz Young Scholar Award recognizes the paper or poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing that best exhibits the qualities of intellectual rigor, creativity, and independence of thought exemplified in Professor Katz’s life and work.

Any first author of 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

  • Dan Parker (University of Maryland) for his paper entitled “Time heals semantic illusions, but not syntactic illusions”, presented at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, OH, March 2014.  Parker’s co-authors were Colin Phillips and Alan Du.
  • Chigusa Kurumada (Stanford University) for her paper entitled “Comprehension and acquisition of contrastive prosody: Rational inference helps adults and children cope with noisy input”, presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC, March 2013.  Kurumada’s co-authors were Meredith Brown and Michael Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)
  • Jana Häussler(University of Potsdam) for her paper entitled “Locality and anti‐locality effects in German: Insights from relative clauses,” presented at the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York NY, March 2012.  Häussler’s co‐author was Markus Bader (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main).
  • Sol Lago and Wing Yee Chow (University of Maryland, College Park), jointly, for their paper entitled “Word frequency affects pronouns and antecedents identically: Distributional evidence,” presented at the 24th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Palo Alto, CA, March 2011. Lago and Chow’s co-author was Colin Phillips.
  • Adriana Hanulíková (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) for her paper entitled “When grammatical errors do not matter: An ERP study on the effect of foreign-accent on syntactic processing,” presented at the 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York NY, March 2010. Hanulíková’s coauthors were Merel van Goch and Petra van Alphen.
  • Adrian Staub (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) for his paper entitled “The timing of garden path effects on eye movements: Structural and lexical factors,” presented at the 22nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis CA, March 2009.
  • Gunnar Jacob (University of Dundee) for his paper entitled “An inter-lingual garden-path? L1 interference in L2 syntactic processing,” presented at the 21st Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Chapel Hill NC, March 2008. Jacob’s coauthor was Roger P.G. van Gompel.
  • 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 (Sentence Processing Conference)” to the address shown below.  It would be helpful if you were to write “Jerrold J. Katz Fund” in the memo line of the check.

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