The Board of Directors has made the following nominations:
S.N. Sridhar for the position of Vice President/President Elect 2018-2019
Eyamba Bokamba, Director 2018-2020
Kamal K. Sridhar, Director 2018-2020
The 22nd Conference of the International Association for World Englishes
IAWE 2017 will be held at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, from June 30 - July 2, 2017. The theme is “The local and global contexts of world Englishes”. CFP and other information are available here.
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.
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 22 will take place at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA from June 30 to July 2, 2017.
To be considered, students whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation must submit an application to the President of IAWE, currently Prof. Cecil Nelson of Indiana State University (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the IAWE Executive Director, Professor Daniel R. Davis (email@example.com), by June 15, 2017. 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 Winners of the Braj B. Kachru Award:
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.
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