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Chiasmus of the Month Awards

This somewhat irregular monthly award is a sign of our recognition of and deep appreciation for the authors’ contribution to the upholding of decent writing standards in academic literature and to the dissemination of the finest of speech figures. Winners are selected and notified each month by our Chiastic Editor and Editorial Chiasturge. The honorees to date are listed below.

Chiasmus of the Month, April 2014

The organisers of the “Writing Research Across Borders III” Conference, for their Symposium “Researching to Write, Writing to do Research: Writing research in researchers training in Latin America”, held in Paris, France, February 2014.


Chiasmus of the Month, March 2014

The organisers of the “Writing Research Across Borders III” Conference, for their Symposium “Writing to learn, learning to write. Literacy and disciplinarity in upper secondary education”, held in Paris, France, February 2014.


Chiasmus of the Month, January 2014

Sandro Nielsen, 2013, “The Future of Dictionaries, Dictionaries of the Future”, in The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography, Bloomsbury Publishing.


Chiasmus of the Month, December 2013

The organisers of the international congress “Langage du travail, travail du langage,” held at Université de Toulouse, October 2008.


Chiasmus of the Month, November 2013

The organisers of the conference Distance in Language, Language of Distance, held in Munich, Germany, April 2013.


Chiasmus of the Month, October 2013

The organisers of the conference Le sens du partage / Le partage du sens: Hommage à Maria Helena Araújo Carreira, held in Paris, France, September 2013.


Chiasmus of the Month, September 2013

The organisers of the Applied Linguistics Conference 2013: “Practice in Language, Language in Practice”, held in Skopje, Macedonia, June 2013.


Chiasmus of the Month, August 2013

The Fourth Annual UVA Slavic Forum at the University of Virginia, 2013, for their theme: “The Power of Language, The Language of Power”.


Chiasmus of the Month, June 2013

Charles Kraitsir, 1854, Glossology: being a treatise on the Nature of Language and on the Language of Nature. Second edition. Charles B. Norton.


Chiasmus of the Month, April 2013

Frank Jablonka, 2012, “La Romania en terre arabe et l’arabe dans la Romania: trames d’échanges complémentaires” in Vers une socio-sémiotique variationniste du contact postcolonial: le Maghreb et la Romania européenne, Praesens Verlag.


Chiasmus of the Month, March 2013

Oliver Niebuhr, 2009, “Intonation segments and segmental intonations”. in Proceedings of the 10th Interspeech Conference, Brighton.


Chiasmus of the Month, January 2013

Sibelan Forrester, 2012, “A Russian in Persia, and Persia in Russian: Translating Yuri Tynianov’s ‘The Death of the Vazir-Mukhtar’ ”.

Lecture delivered as part of the “New Directions in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia” series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 1, 2012.


Chiasmus of the Month, October 2012

Alice Gaby, 2011, “Reciprocal-marked and marked reciprocal events in Kuuk Thaayorre”, in Reciprocals and Semantic Typology, John Benjamins.


Chiasmus of the Month, September 2012

Michaela Mahlberg, 2012, “The corpus stylistic analysis of fictionor the fiction of corpus stylistics?”, in Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Theory and Description, Rodopi.


Chiasmus of the Month, August 2012

Catharina Fernanda Peersman, Rik Vosters, and Gijsbert Rutten, 2012, “Conflicts in the city, cities in conflict? Romano-Germanic encounters in the Low Countries”, thematic section at the 19th Sociolinguistics Symposium.


Chiasmus of the Month, June 2012

Stanford University’s Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language, 2012, “Racing Language, Languaging Race” Symposium.


Chiasmus of the Month, May 2012

Institute of Germanic-Romance Languages and Cultures of Tallinn University, 2012, “Translating Power, Empowering Translation: Itineraries in Translation History” conference.


Chiasmus of the Month, March 2012

7th BAAL Learning and Teaching SIG conference, 2011, “Theorising practice and practising theory: developing local pedagogies in language teaching”.


Chiasmus of the Month, February 2012

Japan Association for Language Teaching, whose motto is “Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn”.


Chiasmus of the Month, November 2011

Stephanie Harves and Richard S. Kayne, 2012, “Having Need and Needing Have”, in Linguistic Inquiry 43:1.


Chiasmus of the Month, August 2011

Aloysius Ngefac, 2011, “Globalising a local language and localising a global language: the case of Kamtok and English in Cameroon”, in English Today 27:1.


Chiasmus of the Month, July 2011

Jonathan David Bobaljik, 1992, “Nominally Absolutive is Not Absolutely Nominative”. In The Proceedings of WCCFL 12.


Chiasmus of the Month, June 2011

Janet W. D. Dougherty, 1979, “Learning Names for Plants and Plants for Names”. In Anthropological Linguistics 21:6; 298-315.


Chiasmus of the Month, May 2011

David M. T. Arnold, 2011, “On the Origin of Myths and Myths of Origin: How views on the origins of languages can be more significant than genetic ethnicity in forming group identity”.

Paper presented at Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain 2011, 25-27 March 2011, Edinburgh, UK.


Chiasmus of the Month, March 2011

Elmar Schafroth, «Crisi nelle linguelingue in crisi»

in: Elmar Schafroth/Christine Schwarzer/Domenico Conte (Hg.), Krise als Chance aus historischer und aktueller Perspektive/Crisi e possibilità: prospettive storiche e attuali, Oberhausen (Athena) 2010, 145-177.


Chiasmus of the Month, February 2011

Joseph Greenberg (ed.), 1963, Universals of Language. The Hague: Mouton

Joseph Greenberg, 1966, Language Universals, Cambridge: MIT Press.


Chiasmus of the Month, January 2011

Federico Gobbo, 2009, Fondamenti di Interlinguistica ed Esperantologia: Pianificazione linguistica e lingue pianificate, Milano: Raffaello Cortina editore.


Chiasmus of the Month, December 2010

Thomas J. Creswell, 1975, Usage in dictionaries and dictionaries of usage, University of Alabama Press.


Chiasmus of the Month, November 2010

Denise E. Murray (ed.) 2008, Planning Change, Changing Plans. Innovations in Second Language Teaching, University of Michigan Press.


Chiasmus of the Month, September 2010

E. Adelaide Hahn, 1941, “Quintilian on Greek letters lacking in Latin and Latin letters lacking in Greek (12.10.27-29)”. In Language 17 (1); 24-32.


Chiasmus of the Month, July 2010

Pierre-Jean Rousselot,1891, Les modifications phonétiques du langage étudiées dans le patois d’une famille de Cellefrouin (Charente). Doctoral Dissertation, University of Paris (p.26).

“Pour l, la langue s’appuie par la pointe sur le palais et vibre par les bords. Pour r, elle s’appuie par les bords et vibre par la pointe.”


Chiasmus of the Month, June 2010

Wolfgang Teubert, 2010, “Society presupposes language, and language presupposes society”, in Meaning, Discourse and Society, Cambridge University Press.


Chiasmus of the Month, February 2010

Gordon Wells, 2009, The Meaning Makers: Learning to Talk and Talking to Learn, Multilingual Matters.


Chiasmus of the Month, December 2009

Bruce Fraser and Ken Turner (eds.), 2009, Language in Life, and a Life in Language: Jacob Mey, A Festschrift, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


Chiasmus of the Month, November 2009

Allison Beeby, Patricia Rodríguez Inés and Pilar Sánchez-Gijón (eds.), 2009, Corpus Use and Translating: Corpus use for learning to translate and learning corpus use to translate, John Benjamins.