The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) there is currently no international umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

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International Society for the Linguistics of English

  • 17 July 2018, UCL, London
    ISLE 5, the 5th conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, will take place in London, 17-20 July 2018.

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