Award Winners at the SLE 2023 Conference (Athens)

Best Postdoc Paper

1 Sandra Auderset (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology). Comprehensive database of sound changes reveals tree-like and wave-like processes in the Mixtec language family
2 Cristian Juárez (Max Planck Institute-EVA). Locative relations and valence extension: Multifunctional locative markers in Mocoví (Guaycuruan, Argentina)
3 Kristian Roncero (University of Sheffield). Overabundance at the intersection with diglossia and variation

Best PhD student paper

1 Víctor Royo Viñuales (Université de Liège - Université catholique de Louvain). Hypothetical manner constructions in French and Spanish: Prosody co-signals degree of independence
2 Irene Fally & Pamela Goryczka (University of Vienna). It does not always take two: Revisiting overabundance in Italian verb morphology
3 Shahani Singh (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Egophoricity and formality in Kathmandu Newār

Best Poster presentation

1 Jesse Holmes & Virve-Anneli Vihman (University of Tartu). The role of dependency length minimization in the emergence of Differential Object Marking cross-linguistically
2 Lidia Federica Mazzitelli (Universität zu Köln). Varieties of passive in the Lavongai-Nalik languages of Northern New Ireland (Papua New Guinea)
3 Wiebke Petersen (Bielefeld University ). New insights on question formation in colloquial French