Book Award

The American Association for Applied Linguistics Book Award recognizes 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 Book Award is given biennially, alternating every other year with the First Book Award.

Call for Nominations



The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover   "The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language"

  Edited By: Suresh Canagarajah, Pennsylvania State University
  Publisher: Routledge/Taylor and Francis


Second Language Pragmatics: From Theory to Research, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover  "Second Language Pragmatics"

   Authors: Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University; Alison Mackey, Georgetown University; and Naoko         

   Taguchi, Northern Arizona University

   Publisher: Routledge

Educating Refugee-background Students: Critical Issues and Dynamic Contexts

Authors: Shawna Shapiro, Middlebury College; Raichle Farrelly, Saint Michael’s College; and Mary Jane Curry, University of Rochester

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Scripts of Servitude: Language, Labor Migration and Transnational Domestic Work

Author: Beatriz P. Lorente, University of Bern

Publisher: Multilingual Matters


Edited Book: 

"Language Policy and Political Economy"
Edited by: Thomas Ricento
Publisher: Oxford University Press

No Finalists


"The Invention of Monolingualism"
Author: David Gramling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


"Emotion and Discourse in L2 Narrative Research"
Author: Matthew T. Prior
Publisher: Multilingual Matter

Author: Alastair Pennycook, Emi Otsuji
Publisher: Routledge

"Usage-Based Approaches to Language Acquisition Processing"
Author: Nick C. Ellis, Ute Römer, Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Mary J. Schleppegrell
Publisher: Wiley


"Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations"
Author: Suresh Canagarajah, Professor at The Pennsylvania State University
Publisher: Routledge

"The Language of Murder Cases: Intentionality, Predisposition, and Voluntariness"
Author: Roger W. Shuy
Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts"
Author: Victoria A. Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press