Welcome to the website for ISLE 6!
11 June: Once again, thank you all for making ISLE 6 a success! We’ve now sent you links to your conference certificates and your recorded live talks – if you haven’t received the links, please get in touch!
ISLE 6 will take place 2–5 June, 2021 as an online conference.
ISLE 6 will be hosted by the University of Eastern Finland School of Humanities.
The conference theme for ISLE 6 is Evolving English and the Digital Era.
Digitalization is undoubtedly one of the great revolutions in human history. Technologization and digitalization make it possible that massive amounts of linguistic data, past and present, are available through various channels. These data can be combined, annotated, mined and visualized using high-powered computing. For several decades, English linguistics has been at the forefront of this revolution in the humanities, as evinced for instance in the development and use of digital corpora and in the quantitative turn in the field. While we recognize these past achievements, ISLE 6 seeks to assess the impact of digitalization in English linguistics and in the study of its varieties. We hope to be a venue for state-of-the-art presentations that highlight how digitalization can (or cannot) benefit the study of English linguistics and how it could help us understand its past and present and possibly predict its future paths.
Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org