ISLE Summer School 2022:
The Empire Speaks Back in a
Postcolonial Dialect

The next iteration of the International Society for the Linguistics of English Summer School will take place between the 4th and 8th of July 2022.

This event will address the theme:

The Empire Speaks Back in a Postcolonial Dialect:
Decolonising English Linguistics for the 21st Century

It will be hosted by Prof. Karen Corrigan, current ISLE President, with the assistance of colleagues and postgraduate students. For a full list of the team involved in the Summer School’s organisation, click here.

The venue will be Newcastle University, UK where Dr. Martin Luther King received an Honorary Degree in 1967 and where Barbara Strang became the University’s first female professor in 1964.

The Summer School is envisaged as a hybrid meeting, combining both online and in-person events. This will allow speakers and participants to choose their mode of delivery or registration according to their own circumstances. It also permits the Summer School to pivot wholly online more readily, should public health guidance for UK Higher Education Institutions necessitate doing so.

The Newcastle meeting will include workshops that range in scope from building interactive web-based maps for visualising data, to navigating the job market and engaging the public in your research. There will be keynote lectures by leading researchers on current topics relating to the Empire Speaks Back theme that will touch on varieties of English across the globe. Slots will be made available for pop-up mentoring, i.e. one-time, no-strings-attached mentoring sessions. Public health guidance permitting, excursions and social activities will also be built into the programme. They include visits to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and a place name tour of Newcastle which played a key role in both the Slave Trade and the Abolition Movement.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!

With thanks to our sponsors:

The ISLE Summer School is proudly sponsored by De Gruyter Mouton, which is the publisher of the book series Dialects of English and Topics in English Linguistics.

Edinburgh University Press are pleased to sponsor this year’s ISLE summer school. We publish new research works and textbooks in Language and Linguistics, with a particular focus on SociolinguisticsEnglish Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Check out our Early Career Researcher Hub for a range of free resources on getting your work published for the first time and more.

Conference Discount: Attendees can save 30% when shopping for books on our website using code ISLE30 at checkout (discount valid until 31st August 2022).