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.



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, Carnegie Mellon University

   Publisher: Routledge

jacket Image for Educating Refugee-background Students   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

jacket Image for Scripts of Servitude   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

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"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