The IAWE Board have nominated Professor Isabel Martin for the post of Vice-President/President Elect, and Professor Daniel Davis for the office of Secretary/Treasurer. Short bios of the nominees are set out below:
Professor Isabel Martin is Professor in the Department of English, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines. Her research interests include world Englishes; Philippine English, English language education, forensic linguistics and sociolinguistics. Professor Martin is a Member of the Editorial Boards of the journals World Englishes, and Asian Englishes. Recent publications include such books as Re-conceptualizing English Education in a Multilingual Society: English in the Philippines (Springer, 2018) and Purposive communication: Using English in multilingual contexts (C & E Publishing, 2017), as well as numerous research articles on bilingual education, language education and legal linguistics. Professor Martin is a Member of the Governing Council of the Philippine Social Science Council of the Philippines, and served as President of the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC) from 2011-2015. She has been a Lifetime Member of IAWE since 2006.
Professor Daniel R. Davis is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is Co-Editor (with Kingsley Bolton) of the journal World Englishes (Wiley), and served as Executive Director of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) from 2011 to 2018.
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.”
More information about the conference can be found here.
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, a cash reimbursement of the current year’s IAWE membership and conference registration fees, and a copy of the Handbook of World Englishes, 2nded. (Wiley, 2019). IAWE 2019 will take place at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
To be considered, students whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation must submit an application to Professor Daniel R. Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), by May 31, 2019. 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:
Institute of Education, University College London
“Socioeconomic factors and their impact on perceptions of English in India"
Wilkinson Daniel Wong Gonzales
National University fo Singapore
“The Chinese Filipinos and English: Evidence of differentiation within Philippine English”
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
IAWE 2021 Conference
Our next conference will be held in 2021. Updates will be posted here as more information becomes available.