ISLE 5 Conference Programme

The Provisional Conference Programme is now available. This lists locations, dates and times of conference presentations.

Outline Programme

The following is the outline of the entire conference. We will run six parallel sessions at a time.

Please note that lunches will not be provided, but there are many options in the college and Bloomsbury area.


Tuesday 17 July

11:30-12:00 Opening Session
12:00-13:00 Presidential Address: (World) Englishes as Complex Systems - Edgar Schneider
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-16:00 Workshops (Part 1)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 Workshops (Part 2)
18:00-19:00 Plenary: Phonetic erosion and grammaticalisation in English dialects - Peter Trudgill
19:00-20:30 Reception

Wednesday 18 July

9:00-10:00 Plenary: Re(de)fining the beginnings of written Standard English - Anita Auer
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Session 1
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Session 2
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Session 3

Thursday 19 July

9:00-10:00 Plenary: English is not normal: A case for English as a semi-creole Germanic - John McWhorter
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Session 4
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Social Programme
17:00-18:30 ISLE Business Meeting
19:00 Conference Dinner

Friday 20 July

9:00-10:00 Plenary: The meaning of modals: a view from pragmatics - Ilse Depraetere
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Session 5
12:45-13:00 Closing Session

Email the Organising Committee: isle5.conference@ucl.ac.uk

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