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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!

The recordings are available on Whova until the end of June. We will then remove the links and also delete all files from Planet eStream.


20 May: We are live on Whova! See the instructions on how to access Whova here. Please note that, in order to be able to access the ISLE 6 Whova platform, you will need to have registered for the conference and filled in the consent form! During the weekend, there may a delay in confirming your access – thank you for your patience! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We ask that all speakers register and fill in the consent form as soon as possible so that we can finalize the program!

We have scheduled two rehearsal sessions in Whova – come and talk to us about presenting at ISLE 6, Whova, screen sharing, the weather, … The sessions can be located on Whova’s Agenda – on the Web app, there is a separate tab for Rehearsal sessions in the top right-hand corner, and on the mobile app, just scroll the dates at the top to find the sessions.

Tue 25 May at 12:00-13:00 (Finnish time, UTC+3)

Wed 26 May at 15:00-16:00 (ditto)

10 May: The final circular is available here!

7 May: The program for ISLE 6 is available here!

30 April: The consent form is now available!


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.

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