AAAL Announces 2023 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award Winner

AAAL Announces 2023 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award Winner: Dr. Aneta Pavlenko

The purpose of the DSSA is to recognize and honor a distinguished scholar for her/his/their scholarship and her/his/their service to the profession in general and to the American Association for Applied Linguistics in particular. In making this award, AAAL recognizes that contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access are integral to distinguished scholarship and service.

The 2023 DSSA Winner

Dr. Aneta Pavlenko is currently Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, University of Oslo. She is also Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, 2014-2015. She is an expert consultant in forensic linguistics and Co-Chair, with Diana Eades, of the international Communication of Rights Group (CoRG). She was at the heart of the movement to fight for more equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in AAAL when she was president. 

Her interests range from gender studies to autobiographies of multilinguals, the experience of immigration, identities in multilingual contexts, language ideologies, bilingualism and cognition, the bilingual lexicon and crosslinguistic influences, emotion and bilingualism, language and education policies in post-Soviet countries and forensic linguistics. She has published highly original papers in all these areas, and guest-edited special issues for international journals and wrote several influential books. According to Googlescholar, her work has been cited 24359 times, her h-index is 63 and her i-10 index is 108. In other words, she has had a massive influence in applied linguists and is the second most cited applied linguist in multilingualism research. Her (2008) paper Non-native speakers of English and the Miranda warnings won the 2009 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research.

Dr. Aneta Pavlenko is at the heart of a wide international network of scholars and friends from different disciplines and theoretical backgrounds.

Congratulations on a well-deserved award.