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With special thanks to the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for a generous contribution towards the Solidarity Award we are pleased to announce this year's awardees:

  • Anita Pavic Pintaric – Croatia
    Research assistant, University of Zadar
    Paper: Modifications of Idioms in the German and Croatian language of fashion
  • Pinky Makoe – South Africa
    Lecturer (on leave), University of the Witwatersrand
    Paper: Constructing Identities in Multilingual Classrooms in South Africa
  • Ayu'nwi N. Neba – Cameroon
    Lecturer, University of Buea
    Paper: The English Language Teacher and the Falling Standards of English/Education in Cameroon
  • Teresa Wlosowicz - Poland
    Doctoral student in the 'co-tutelle' system, University of Silesia and Marc Bloch University
    Paper: L2 and L3 Word Representations in the Multilingual Lexicon
  • K. Kanthimathi – India
    Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology
    Paper: TANGLISH: A byproduct of Tamil and English language contact
  • Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh – Ghana
    Lecturer, University of Cape Coast
    Paper: Syntactic Structures Used In Educated Ghanaian English to Mark Politeness
  • Hassan Belhiah – Morocco
    Assistant Professor, AlAkhawayn University
    Paper: The functional uses of gesture in the activity of definitions
  • I-Hsin Liu – Taiwan
    Doctoral student, University of Leuven
    Paper: Acquiring L2 vocabulary from reading-and-writing tasks
  • Kizitus Mpoche – Cameroon
    Senior Lecturer,University of Yaounde I ; Executive Secretary of the Cameroon Association of Applied Linguistics (CAMAAL)
    Paper: Second Language Learning in a Multilingual Setting: The Primary School Experience in Cameroon
  • Hong Zhu – China
    Associate Professor, Northeast Normal University (NENU)
    Paper: The power of language: Chinese immigrants’ integration into Canadian society
  • Simplice Simeu – Cameroon
    Doctoral student, University of Yaounde
    Paper: The Roles Of Cross-border Languages On The Africa’s Development 
  • Katarzyna Papaja – Poland
    Doctoral student, University of Silesia
    Paper: Language development in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Language)
  • Fernando Ferreira-Junior – Brazil
    Assistant Lecturer, Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Ouro Preto
    Paper: Form, function and frequency in the learning of constructions
  • Han Han – China
    Doctoral student, Queen’s University
    Paper: College English Teachers’ Change in Beliefs and Conceptions: A Case Study
  • Huynh Cong Minh Hung – Vietnam
    Lecturer, Hochiminh City University of Pedagogy
    Paper: Split attention in reading comprehension: a case of English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL)
  • Dudu Jankie – Botswana
    Lecturer, University of Botswana
    Paper: Textbooks as representation of diversity issues: Analysis of language textbooks in Botswana schools 
  • Shahabaddin Behtari – Iran
    Lecturer in ELT, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch
    Paper: Task-elicited variability: What does text access have to offer?
  • Razaul Karim Faquire – Bangladesh
    Associate Professor and Researcher, University of Dhaka
    Paper: Learner Variety of Modality in the Emergent Interlanguage of Japanese
  • Carolina A. Nunez – Philippines
    Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
    Paper: Coherence Features of Compositions Written by Filipino College Freshmen
  • Vanessa Borges de Almeida – Brazil
    Doctoral student, Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP
    Paper: The issue of pronunciation and events of language testing in a Brazilian teacher education context 
  • Renata de Oliveira Razuk – Brazil
    Doctoral student, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
    Paper: Verb transitivity in Portuguese as a third language: prepositional transfer from English L1 and Spanish L2

Application Procedure

General information:

In applying for a Solidarity Award, individuals or affiliates applying on behalf of an individual must supply online all the following information:

  • A copy of the abstract accepted to the upcoming AILA World Congress or abstract of contribution in a symposium or Research Network (ReN) session.
  • One document in PDF-format, containing a) a letter of application giving the motivation of the applicant to participate, the reasons why participation without the award might be impossible, and how the applicant intends to make use of the congress participation afterwards and b) a CV from the applicant, showing evidence of academic excellence and/or promise;
  • One document in PDF-format containing the proposed budget for the expenses, also specifying whether the applicant seeks either 

     - a 'full' award, covering reasonable travel costs, accommodation and congress fees, or 
     - a 'travel' award, covering reasonable travel costs and congress fees;

  • A letter of support (digital document in PDF-format) from an AILA affiliate association, an AILA Research Network, or a senior academic who is acquainted with the candidate's work.

Please note: In addition to financial need and academic merit of application, the selection committee will also consider applicants' potential for regional networking on behalf of AILA within their applied linguistics community after the congress as well as envisaged channels of dissemination of information gained through congress participation. Such aspects should be addressed in the letter of application.

Successful applicants must provide the AILA Executive Board with a one-page report within a month of the congress; the reports will be published in AILA News.

Applications can be submitted only after the review of paper proposals for AILA 2017 has been completed.

Applications for a Solidarity Award are submitted to :
Dr. Christina Gitsaki

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In case of any further queries, applicants should send an e-mail to the Chair of the Solidarity Committee of the AILA Executive Board This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Goals

The goal of the Solidarity Award Fund (SAF) is to raise an endowment fund to support scholars to attend AILA meetings (held every three years). These awards are for scholars whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference, but who are from parts of the world where economies make it difficult, if not prohibitive, for them to travel to the conference. These individuals are the future of our profession and will be the leaders in Applied Linguistics in their countries. The goal of $50,000 for this fundraising campaign would provide funds for this purpose.

Fund-Raising Plan

SAF giving will be solicited in five recognized categories. In all instances gifts can be made in a single contribution or as a pledge over three years.

1. Foundation Donors:

Individuals, groups, and organizations that donate a minimum of $1,000 will be recognized as providing major gifts for the fund. These gifts will be mentioned in all publicity announcements for the fund (through the end of fund-raising campaign) and on the AILA website.

2. Scholarship Donors:

Individuals, groups, and organizations that donate a minimum of $800 will also be recognized in all publicity announcements for the fund (through the end of fund-raising campaign) and on the AILA website.

3. Charter Donors:

Individuals, groups, and organizations that donate a minimum of $500 will also be recognized in all publicity announcements for the fund (through the end of fund-raising campaign) and on the AILA website.

4. Honoraria Donors:

Individuals in this category provide honoraria they have received for the purposes of the endowment fund ($200 minimum, without specific amount noted). These individuals will be recognized during the 12 month period following receipt of their honoraria gift.

5. Fund Donors:

Individuals responding to the fund raising request will be listed in the next issue of AILA News and at the next Congress. (Standard donations amounts include $150, $100, $75, $50, $35, $25; Student donation amounts of $20, $15, and $ 10 will also be accepted and recognized). Of course, any donation of any size will be appreciated.

6. Special Gift Donors:

Any individual, group, or organization wishing to consider a special gift well beyond the categories noted above will be given special recognition. Interest in making a special gift can be discussed with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (AILA Secretary-General) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (AILA President).

7. Pledge Form

The pledge form is available in Word format or in PDF. Fill in the form, print it out, and return your contribution to:

Prof. Dr. Daniel Perrin

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

School of Applied Science

IAM Institute of Applied Media Studies

Theaterstr. 15

CH-8401 Winterthur

Switzerland

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

 

 

 

Solidarity awards are for scholars who cannot participate in the AILA World Congress without financial support. The award is made possible by the generous donation of individuals, businesses, and organizations to the Solidarity Fund.

Kinds of awards

Full awards: they covering reasonable travel costs, accommodation and conference fees

Travel awards: they cover reasonable travel costs and conference fees.

Who can apply?

Scholars, whose paper has been accepted for presentation at the AILA World Congress, and who are not supported by their institution or government are eligible to apply for a solidarity award. 

When can you apply?

The deadline for submitting an application for a Solidarity Award is usually 1 moth after prospective presenters have been notified by the host of the forthcoming AILA World Congress.

What are the criteria?

(1) Paper accepted by the Congress organizers. 

(2) Academic merit or promise.

(3) A financially disadvantaged situation.

How do you apply?

You write a letter of motivation. For full detail see Application for Grants.