ISLE 5 Conference Calls for Papers

First Call 23/05/2017

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to join us in London for the 5th ISLE conference. We have a busy schedule planned, including four plenary speakers, workshops, paper and poster presentations, and of course a social programme.

Our confirmed plenary speakers are:

  • Anita Auer - Universit√© de Lausanne
  • Ilse Depraetere - Universit√© de Lille III
  • John McWhorter - Columbia University
  • Peter Trudgill - University of East Anglia and University of Fribourg

More information...

Call for Papers

Key Dates

Papers and Posters

30 November 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts (papers and posters)
31 January 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance
1 March 2018 Deadline for submission of revised abstracts
17 July 2018 Start of Conference


15 September 2017 Deadline for workshop proposals
15 November 2017 Workshop proposals accepted and notified
1 March 2018 Deadline for submission of workshop abstracts
17 July 2018 Conference starts — Workshops held

We 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 online submission system (EasyChair) will open in July 2017.

The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of January 2018.

Call for Workshop Proposals

Up to six workshops will be held on the afternoon of the first day of the conference, 17 July 2018, and are expected to last up to three hours. If you would like to convene a workshop, please send your proposal directly to the organizers at

The proposal must contain the following:

  • the workshop title and the names of organizer(s)
  • a short description of the workshop (400 - 800 words)
  • an outline of the procedure for selecting papers and participants
  • format of the workshop (please note that in principle workshops should follow the pattern of the main conference in assigning the customary twenty minutes per presentation plus ten minutes for discussion).

The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is 15 September 2017. The convenors will be notified of the acceptance of their workshop (and time allotted) by 15 November 2017.

Once a proposal is accepted, it will be the responsibility of the workshop organisers to fully organise their workshop, including issuing a call for papers, reviewing and selecting abstracts, and so on. Once a workshop has been put together the organisers will present their programme to us for inclusion in the overall conference programme.

Conference Website

All relevant information about the conference will be posted on

Please note that ISLE membership is a prerequisite for participation at the conference. You can find out more about ISLE and how to join at ISLE membership here:

Participants will be responsible for booking their own accommodation.

We are looking forward to seeing you in London in July 2018!

The ISLE5 Organising Committee:

Bas Aarts, Kathryn Allan, Rachele De Felice, Karen Dwyer, and Sean Wallis

Email the Organising Committee:

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