This annual award, in honor of SSLA Founding Editor Albert Valdman, is for an outstanding paper in the previous year's volume.
In 2019, the Albert Valdman Award has been awarded to the following paper:
“The role of language-analytic ability in children’s instructed second language learning” Volume 41, Issue 5, Karen Roehr-Brackin and Angela Tellier
Read a note from this year’s winners published in the May issue of SSLA (Volume 42, Issue 2).
2018: Cecile De Cat, Arief Gusnanto, and Ludovica Serratrice, for "Identifying a Threshold for the Executive Function Advantage in Bilingual Children," Volume 40, Issue 1
2017: Tania Leal, Roumyana Slabakova, and Thomas A. Farmer, for "The Fine-Tuning of Linguistic Expectations over the Course of L2 Learning," Volume 39, Issue 3
and Payman Vafaee, Yuichi Suzuki, and Ilina Kachisnke for "Validating Grammaticality Judgment Tests: Evidence from Two New Psycholinguistic Measures," Volume 39 Issue 1
2016: Akira Murakami and Theodora Alexopoulou, for "L1 Influence on the Acquisition Order of English Grammatical Morphemes: A Learner Corpus Study," Volume 38, Issue 3
2015: Gregory D. Keating and Jill Jegerski, for "Experimental Designs in Sentence Processing Research: A Methodological Review and User's Guide," Volume 37, Issue 1
2014: Dr. Sible Andringa, for "The Use of Native Speaker Norms in Critical Period Hypothesis Research," Volume 36, Issue 3