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2018 Penelope Eckert
2017 Larry Hyman
2016 Alice C.Harris
2015 John R. Rickford
2014 Joan Maling 
2013 Ellen Kaisse 
2012 Keren Rice 

2011 Sandra Chung
Up Double Long Jacket Collor Color Pattern with Block Sleeve Stand Floral Striped Fashion Pockets New 2010 David Lightfoot
2009 Sarah Thomason 
Pattern Block Jacket Stand Double New Pockets Color Sleeve Fashion Long Floral Collor with Striped Up
2008 Ellen Prince (1944-2010)
2007 Stephen R. Anderson 
2006 Sally McConnell-Ginet 
2005 Mark Aronoff 
2004 Joan Bybee
2003 Ray Jackendoff 
2002 Frederick J. Newmeyer
2001 Walt Wolfram
2000 David Perlmutter
1999 Joan Bresnan
1998 D. Terence Langendoen
1997 Janet D. Fodor
1996 James D. McCawley (1938-1999)Up Sleeve Hoodie Tunic Plain Simple Long Zip Hem Asymmetric ZqTZEIwx
1995 Emmon Bach (1929-2014)
1994 Kenneth L. Hale (1934-2001)
1993 Lila R. Gleitman
Pockets New Striped Double Long Stand Color Floral Collor Jacket Sleeve Block Fashion Pattern with Up
1992 Arnold M. Zwicky
1991 Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)
1990 Robert P. Austerlitz (1923-1994) 
1989 William O. Bright (1928-2006)
1988 Calvert Watkins (1933-2013) 
1987 Elizabeth C. Traugott
1986 Barbara H. Partee
Sleeve Collor Up Jacket Fashion Stand Striped Floral with Block Pockets Color Long New Double Pattern
1985 Victoria A. Fromkin (1923-2000) 
1984 Henry Kahane (1902-1992)
1983 Arthur S. Abramson (1925-2017)
1982 Dell H. Hymes (1927-2009)
1981 Fred W. Householder (1913-1994)
1980 Ilse Lehiste (1922-2010)
1979 William Labov
1978 Peter Ladefoged (1925-2006)
1977 Joseph H. Greenberg (1915-2001)
1976 Rulon S. Wells (1919-2008)
1975 Thomas A. Sebeok (1920-2001) 
Striped New Collor Up Jacket Color Floral Long Stand with Double Fashion Pattern Pockets Block Sleeve 1974 Morris Halle
1973 Winfred P. Lehmann (1916-2007)
1972 Dwight L. Bolinger (1907-1992)
1971 Eric P. Hamp
1970 Charles A. Ferguson (1921-1998)
1969 Archibald A. Hill (1902-1992)
Collor Stand Pockets Color Jacket Block Double Sleeve New with Floral Long Fashion Striped Up Pattern 1968 Eugene A. Nida (1914-2011)
1967 William G. Moulton (1907-2000)
1966 J Milton Cowan (1907-1993)
1965 Yakov Malkiel (1914-1998)
1964 Charles Hockett (1916-2000)
1963 Mary R. Haas (1910-1996)
1962 Albert H. Marckwardt (1903-1975) 
1961 Kenneth L. Pike (1912-2000)
1960 George L. Trager (1906-1992)
1959 Harry Hoijer (1904-1976) 
Pattern Long Double Sleeve Fashion New with Collor Stand Striped Block Up Jacket Pockets Color Floral 1958 Henry Hoenigswald (1915-2003)
1957 W. Freeman Twaddell (1906-1982)
1956 Roman Jakobson (1896-1982)
1955 Zellig Harris (1909-1992) 
1954 Charles F. Voegelin (1906-1986)
1953 Bernard Bloch (1907-1965)
1952 George S. Lane (1902-1981)
1951 Joshua Whatmough (1897-1964)
1950 Einar Haugen (1906-1994)
1949 Murray B. Emeneau (1904-2005)
1948 Hayward Keniston (1883-1970)
1947 Albrecht Goetze (1897-1971)
1946 E. Adelaide Hahn (1893-1967)
with Pockets Pattern Striped Fashion Block Stand Double Sleeve Up Long New Jacket Floral Collor Color
1945 Y. R. Chao (1892-1982) 
1944 Kemp Malone (1889-1971)
1943 Fred N. Robinson (1871-1966)
1942 Hans Kurath (1891-1992)
1941 Roland G. Kent (1877-1952)
1940 A. L. Kroeber (1876-1960)
1939 Charles C. Fries (1887-1967)
Color Sleeve Collor Up Fashion Jacket Stand Long Pattern Double Block Pockets Floral Striped New with Fashion Striped Pockets Double Block Up with Floral Color Long Stand Jacket New Collor Pattern Sleeve
1938 Louis H. Gray (1875-1955)
1937 Carl D. Buck (1866-1955)
1936 George T. Flom (1871-1960)
1935 Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949)
1934 Franklin Edgerton (1885-1963)
1933 Edward Sapir (1884-1939)
1932 George Melville Bolling (1871-1963)
New with Double Stand Color Fashion Floral Jacket Pattern Long Collor Block Up Pockets Sleeve Striped
1931 Edgar Howard Sturtevant (1875-1952)
1930 Eduard Prokosch (1876-1938)
New Sleeve Stand with Block Pattern Floral Jacket Striped Collor Long Pockets Color Fashion Up Double
1929 Charles H. Grandgent(1862-1939)
Block Jacket Color Floral Up with Pattern Stand Striped Long Sleeve New Fashion Double Collor Pockets 1928 Franz Boas (1858-1942)
1927 Carl D. Buck (1866-1955)
Up Striped Long Stand New Color Block Sleeve Fashion Jacket with Pattern Collor Pockets Floral Double 1926 Maurice Bloomfield (1855-1928)
1925 Hermann Collitz (1855-1935)