Save the date! The 24th Conference of the International Association of World Englishes
IAWE 2019 will be held at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland, from 20-22 June, 2019. The theme is “World Englishes: Peripheries and Centres.”
The IAWE Board of Directors has nominated Kingsley Bolton as candidate for the office of Executive Director for the 2019-2026 term.
Professor Kingsley Bolton began his academic career in Asia at The University of Hong Kong, where he served as Lecturer/Associate Professor from 1980 to 2003, before taking up the post of Professor and Head of the English Department at Stockholm University in Sweden. He returned to Asia in 2009 as Chair Professor at City University of Hong Kong, and joined Nanyang Technological University in 2013, as Professor of English Linguistics. Professor Kingsley Bolton has published sixteen books (authored, co-authored, and edited), and more than eighty journal articles and book chapters. He is Co-Editor of World Englishes (Wiley), and a Member of the Editorial Boards of Applied Linguistics Review, Educational Studies, English Today, English World-Wide, Global Chinese, and the Journal of World Languages. Professor Bolton served as President of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) from 2003-04, is a Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy for the Humanities, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK. In addition, he is also Professor Emeritus of Stockholm University, Sweden.
Braj B. Kachru Student Award
The International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) is pleased to announce it will present again this year the Braj B. Kachru Student Award, which will be given for the best paper presented by a student at the Association’s international conference. The award is named in honor of Prof. Braj B. Kachru, whose influential scholarship helped establish the field of world Englishes, and is in recognition in particular of his exceptional commitment to student scholarship throughout his career.
The award carries a US $800.00 check prize as well as a cash reimbursement of the current year’s IAWE membership and conference registration fees. IAWE 2018 will take place at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines.
To be considered, students whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation must submit an application to the IAWE Executive Director, Professor Daniel R. Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), by May 15, 2018. The application consists of the following, all of which should be submitted via e-mail as MS Word documents and/or pdfs:
The written copy of the presentation must not exceed 3000 words, excluding references. A list of bibliographic references / works cited must be included with the written submission, although, again, this will not count as part of the maximum word limit.
Applications will be reviewed on the quality of scholarship in terms of both the written draft version submitted in advance and the oral presentation at the conference.
A committee composed of IAWE officers and/or editorial board members for the journal World Englishes will select and announce the winning paper at the international conference.
Past Recipients of the Braj B. Kachru Award:
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“A Force to Reckoned With: Grandparents and English in Singapore”
University of Bayreuth, Germany
“Spoken English in Namibia – Preliminary Findings of a New Variety?”
University of Freiburg, Germany
"Conversion in Asian Englishes: Substratum versus institutionalization"
Danae Maria Perez Inofuentes
University of Zurich, Switzerland
"The Fate of English in Paraguay"
Ronel Wasserman (nee Rossouw)
North-West University, South Africe
"You must try, my dear Sarie, to have faith in men." Afrikaans influence on South African English must since the 19th century.
Larry E. Smith Scholarship
The East-West Center in Honolulu has announced the establishment of a scholarship in memory of Larry E. Smith. The scholarship will provide awards for Degree Fellows and Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellows at the East-West Center with an interest in World Englishes, language learning and culture, linguistics and related fields. Please click here if you are interested in contributing.
23rd Conference, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
22nd Conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
A Symposium Celebrating the Life and Work of Larry E. Smith
21st Conference, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.
20th Conference, Amity University, Noida, NCR Delhi, India
19th Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
18th Conference, City University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
17th Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
16th Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
15th Conference, Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Cebu, Philippines
14th Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
13th Conference, Regensburg University, Regensburg, Germany
12th Conference, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan
11th Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
10th Conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
9th Conference, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
8th Conference, University of Potchefstroom, South Africa
7th Conference, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
6th Conference, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan
5th Conference, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
4th Conference, National University of Singapore
3rd Conference, East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
2nd Conference, International Center, Nagoya, Japan
1st Conference, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign