The 5th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English

Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th July 2018




The 5th ISLE Conference will be hosted by the Institute of English Studies in Senate House. The conference schedule includes four plenary speakers, workshops, paper and poster presentations, as well as a social programme.

We presently invite papers on any area of research pertaining to English linguistics, including syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, language change, sociolinguistics, etc. Abstracts must be between 300 and 500 words long (excluding references) and must be fully anonymous.

The deadline for submission is 30 November 2017. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of January 2018.

Please note that ISLE membership is a prerequisite for participation at the conference. More information about ISLE and Society membership can be found here:

Organising committee: Bas Aarts, Kathryn Allan, Rachele De Felice, Karen Dwyer, and Sean Wallis.


The School of Advanced Study is part of the central University of London. The School takes its responsibility to visitors with special needs very seriously and will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to its facilities in order to accommodate the needs of such visitors. If you have a particular requirement, please feel free to discuss it confidentially with the organiser in advance of the event taking place.

Enquiries: Events Officer, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; Email: