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 call for nominations is currently closed.




      "Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad"
     Authored by: Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University
     Published by: Oxford University Press


"Talking Like Children: Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands"
Author: Elise Berman, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Eye Tracking in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: A Research Synthesis and Methodological Guide"
Author: Aline Godfroid, Michigan State University
Publisher: Routledge

"Teaching and Researching ELLs’ Disciplinary Literacies: Systemic Functional Linguistics in Action in the Context of U.S. School Reform"
Author: Meg Gebhard, UMASS, Amherst
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group


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

     Author: Uju Anya, Penn State University

     Publisher: Routledge/Taylor and Francis


"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


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


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