2017 Award Winners
Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award
The Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award recognizes and honors a distinguished scholar for her/his scholarship and service to the profession in general and to the American Association for Applied Linguistics in particular.
The 2017 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award was awarded to Dr. Patsy Duff.
Graduate Student Awards
The Graduate Student Award is a merit-based award that supports attendance of AAAL graduate student members at the annual conference. The 2017 Graduate Student Awards were made possible by AAAL members' contributions to the Fund for the Future of Applied Linguistics (FFAL), as well as the generous support of Educational Testing Service, Multilingual Matters, and the estate of Wilga Rivers.
The 2017 Graduate Student Award Winners are Jungmin Lim, Michigan State University (The Educational Testing Service Award); Lydia Caterdral, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (The Multilingual Matters Award); Naoko Mochizuki, University of New South Wales (The Wilga Rivers Award); Katherine Masters, Pennsylvania State University; Eun Young Bae, University of California, Los Angeles; and Taichi Yamashita, Iowa State University.
The Dissertation Award began in 2016 to acknowledge a dissertation that demonstrates research excellence, transcends narrow disciplinary fields, and has broad impact on and implications for the field of applied linguistics as a whole. Dissertations must have been completed during the previous two years.
The 2017 Award Winner is Dr. Shoko Sasayama, University of Tokyo.
First Book Award
The American Association for Applied Linguistics AAAL First Book Award recognizes a scholar whose first book represents outstanding work in the field of applied linguistics. In bestowing this award, the association honors high quality books that make an exceptional contribution to the field as a whole or to a specific area of specialization. The First Book Award will be given biennially, alternating every other year with the AAAL Book Award.
The 2017 Award Winner is "Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics" authored by Rémi Van Compernolle.