In memory of our friend and distinguished colleague, the Jerrold J. Katz Young Scholar Award is awarded for the paper or poster presented at the CUNY Sentence Processing Conference which best exhibits the qualities of intellectual rigor, creativity, and independence of thought which were exemplified in Dr. Katz' 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.
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.
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.
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' coauthors were Colin Phillips and David Poeppel.
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.
To make a contribution to the Jerrold J. Katz Fund, please send a check made out to CUNY Graduate Center (with a notation "Jerrold J. Katz Fund" in the memo line) to the following address: