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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.

 


Recipients

2019

    "Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil"

     Author: Uju Anya, Penn State University
     Publisher: Routledge/Taylor and Francis

Finalists

"Restrictive language policy in practice: English learners in Arizona" 
Author: Amy J. Heineke
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

"Second-language discourse in the digital world"
Author: Ilona Vandergriff
Publisher: John Benjamins

2017

"Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics"
Author: Rémi Van Compernolle
Publisher: Multilingual Matters





Finalist

"Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse"
Author: Olcay Sert
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press