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Awardees 2008


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, Queens 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