SHAFR June 2022 Prize Winners

  • LEMBERG, Diana Lucy (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (CDCF)


Professor Diana Lemberg received Honorable Mention for “The Weaponization of Language Training in U.S. Foreign Relations, 1941-1970,” Diplomatic History 45, no. 1 (January 2021): 106-31. Lemberg persuasively demonstrates how audiolingualism, a language teaching method, grew from its military beginnings to become the U.S. government’s preferred method, as it promised to reshape linguistic behavior and thereby expand the global influence of the United States. In exploring the link between U.S. power and language training, Lemberg also highlights the porous relationship between the foreign and the domestic, as she shows that audiolingualism was used to teach U.S. students as well.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsThe Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations