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

Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th July 2018



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


The 5th ISLE Conference is organised by the Survey of English Usage, University College London and will be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at Senate House. The conference schedule includes four plenary speakers, workshops, presentations, as well as a social programme and disco.

This conference will explore many areas of research pertaining to English linguistics, including syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, language change, sociolinguistics, etc. 

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


  • Standard - Early Bird £160
  • Concessions - Early Bird £130
  • One Day Standard (17 July Only) - Early Bird £70
  • One Day Concessions (17 July Only) - Early Bird £55

*The ISLE5 Early Bird pricing scheme applies until Friday, 20 April 2018. 

  • Standard £190
  • Concessions £160
  • One Day Standard (17 July Only) £85
  • One Day Concessions (17 July Only) £70

Concessions rate applies to those who are students, unwaged or retired. Proof of student status will be required when arriving at the conference.
Registration for a standard rate ticket includes all four days. 

Registration includes refreshment breaks as well as an evening reception, however, attendees are to make their own lunch and dinner arrangements. A guide to the local area can be found here: 'Where to eat'

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: