The next International Society for the Linguistics of English Summer School will take place between 4th and 8th July 2022. The meeting 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). 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 Empire Speaks Back is designed to encourage participants to rethink global Englishes from decolonising and raciolinguistic perspectives. It offers presentations, workshops and social activities that seriously engage with the colonial and settlement histories of diverse World Englishes with a view to questioning and reshaping how they can best be modelled by the next generation of researchers.
The Summer School is envisaged as a hybrid meeting (i.e. partially online and partially in person). 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 should public health guidance for UK Higher Education Institutions necessitate doing so.
Bursary Application Deadline: 30th April 2022
Early Bird Registration until: 12th May 2022
Last Booking date: 1st July 2022
In-Person and Virtual Tuition from: 4th-7th July 2022
Jarrow/Holy Island Excursion: 8th July 2022
-Registration instructions for VIRTUAL participation can be found here.
-Registration for IN-PERSON participation can be accessed by following the link to Newcastle University’s WebStore here.
N.B. Book Early as Places are Limited.