We are thrilled that the BAAL Book Prize 2011 has been awarded to The Handbook of Language and Globalization edited by Nik Coupland. The book includes a chapter by Ingrid Piller and Kimie Takahashi about the intersection of language, gender and transnationalism. A preprint of our chapter is available here in our Resources section. The chapter about myths and facts of global English and World Englishes by Salikoko Mufwene is also available for open access here on the publisher’s website.
The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) offers an annual prize for “an outstanding book in the field of Applied Linguistics.” Two or more (anonymous) judges read each of the short-listed books and one of them had this to say about this year’s winner:
This is an excellent collection of twenty nine wide-reaching, rich and engaging papers on diverse aspects of an immensely important theme, language and globalisation, written by an impressive array of experts in diverse fields of linguistics. The collection comprehensively covers all the major issues, approaches and perspectives on the relationships between globalisation and language, and it also presents a range of contrasting voices, from around the globe, from different research traditions, and from different political positions.
We are proud to have been part of the team. Congratulations, Nik, and all the contributors!