IAWE is an international scholarly association which aims to establish links among those who are involved with any aspect of World Englishes in research and/or teaching. The association focuses on global issues relating to three major aspects of World Englishes, language, literature, and pedagogy. IAWE is committed to the study of the forms and functions of varieties of Englishes in diverse cultural and sociolinguistic contexts. (See www.iaweworks.org). IAWE has held annual conferences in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Current IAWE Officers
President: Suzanne Hilgendorf (1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014, two year term)
Executive Director: Daniel Davis (1 January 2011 to 31 December 2018)
Past President: Zoya Proshina (1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014)
Chief Financial Officer: Larry E. Smith (Serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors)
Announcement of the
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 to 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. In November, 2013, IAWE 19 will take place at Arizona State University in the city of Tempe, Arizona, USA.
To be considered, students whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation must submit an application to the President of IAWE, currently Dr. Suzanne K. Hilgendorf of Simon Fraser University (firstname.lastname@example.org), Canada, two months prior to the conference date. For IAWE 19, the deadline is September 30, 2013. The application consists of the following, all of which should be submitted via e-mail as MS Word documents and/or pdfs:
(1) a completed application form (Download: MS Word Application or PDF Application),
(2) a 1-2 page curriculum vitae,
(3) a copy of the accepted conference abstract, and
(4) a written copy of the conference presentation.
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.
The 19th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes, Inc.
IAWE 2013 will be held at Arizona State University in the city of Tempe, Arizona, USA, from November 16-18, 2013.
The theme is "World Englishes in the Multilingual World."
For more information, please visit: http://iawe.asu.edu/
We also have a Facebook page: IAWE2013.
Members of the International Organizing Committee (IOC) for IAWE:
Susan Coetzee Van Rooy, South Africa
Daniel Davis, USA
Suzanne K. Hilgendorf, Chair, Canada
Braj B. Kachru, USA
Isabel Pefianco Martin, Philippines
Zoya G. Proshina, Russia
Larry E. Smith, 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
Past Presidents of IAWE
Larry E. Smith 1993-1996
Braj B. Kachru 1997-1998
Anne Pakir 1999-2000
Ayo Bamgbose 2001-2002
Kingsley Bolton 2003-2004
Margie Berns 2005-2006
Bertus Van Rooy 2007-2008
Daniel R. Davis 2009-2010
Zoya G. Proshina 2011-2012