Professor Emeritus Azirah Hashim was awarded Honorary Membership by the Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP) at the LSP conference held at Mindanao State University on April 29, 2023. Professor Emeritus Azirah is a distinguished linguist who has made significant contributions to the field of Applied Linguistics. She is the founder of the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) and its President from 2013 to 2018. She is the current President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) since 2021.
The LSP is a professional organization for linguists in the Philippines. It was founded in 1969 with the mission of promoting the study of language and linguistics in the Philippines. The Honorary Membership award is the honor bestowed by the LSP, given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of linguistics.