Kecskes Honored with 2011 University at Albany Excellence Award

Albany, NY (May 13, 2011) - Professor Istvan Kecskes, Educational Theory and Practice, was selected as recipient of a 2011 University at Albany Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities.

James Dias congratulates Istvan KecskesThe campus community celebrated the accomplishments of Dr. Kecskes and his award-winning colleagues at the University's public ceremony and reception on May 3. Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus.

Dr. Kecskes was appointed as full professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice in 1999.  Since that time, he has developed international renown in the field of pragmatics, how speakers convey meaning in specific contexts, standing among the principal leaders in this field.  In over 40 articles and proceedings, three books, two edited collections, sixteen book chapters, and prestigious editorial, speaking, and organizational roles, Dr. Kecskes has had a profound influence on research in areas related to second language learning, the relationship of language and culture, and sociocognitive approaches to linguistics in general and pragmatics specifically.