Kecskes Honored with 2012 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Albany, NY (May 22, 2012) - Istvan Kecskes, Educational Theory and Practice, has been awarded a 2012 State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

SUNY presents these honors annually to individuals within the SUNY community to "acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence."


Kecskes became 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 more than 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.