BAAL awards a Book Prize at the annual conference in September.

The 2017 winner is:

Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics by Ingrid Piller, Oxford University Press.

Short list for 2017

The following four books were shortlisted:

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-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.