STOP PRESS: The following four books have been shortlisted:

The Handbook of Multilingual Competence. Edited by Vivian Cook and Li Wei. Cambridge University Press.

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. Edited by Ofelia García, Nelson Flores, and Massimiliano Spotti. Oxford University Press.

Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice. Ingrid Piller. Oxford University Press.

The Semiotics of Emoji. The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet. Marcel Danesi. Bloomsbury.

The winner will be announced at the BAAL conference this week. Further details, including information about past winners: