The next ISLE online forum on "Publishing is Key - But Where and How?" will take place on 29 May 2024, 6pm (CEST). The panelists are Laurel Brinton, Merja Kytö and Georgia Zellou (moderated by Bernd Kortmann). Zoom Link:

The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) has been awarding a young researchers' award, the Richard M. Hogg Prize, annually since 2008. The prize goes to the best paper on the English language by an early-career scholar, defined as a registered student not yet in possession of a doctoral degree, or a post-doctoral scholar within two years of the award of the doctorate at the time of submission. Submitting researchers must also be members of ISLE.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £500 and the winning paper will be published on the ISLE website. In addition, the author of the winning paper is encouraged to submit their manuscript to English Language and Linguisticsthe official journal of ISLE. The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2024.

For more information on the prize, including length requirements, style sheet, and previous winning papers, see

The submissions for the Richard M. Hogg Prize 2023 covered a wide range of topics, including the teaching of English as a foreign language in hybrid contexts, speech acts in historical Irish English, and metaphors in online forums.

After careful reading of the submissions, the committee members agreed to award an honourable mention to the paper “Attention to Diversity in Bilingual Education: Stakeholders’ Perceptions in a Bilingual Region”, written by Pablo Ramón Ramos (University of Jaén). The study offers an interesting analysis of the perspectives of educational stakeholders (students, teachers, and parents) on CLIL as implemented in several schools in a bilingual region in Valencia (Spain).

The Hogg Prize committee members congratulate Pablo Ramón Ramos on his paper. They also wish to thank the authors of the remaining submissions and encourage them as well as other early-career scholars to submit their works to the 2024 edition of the Richard M. Hogg Prize.

The recording of the ISLE Forum on "Linguistics versus AI?" is now available on our YouTube channel:

The recording of the ISLE Forum on "English Linguistics After the Quantitative Turn" with Tove Larsson, Stefan Th. Gries and Laura Janda  is now available on our YouTube channel:

The recording of the ISLE Forum on "English Linguistics in Teacher Education" with Julia Schlüter, Marcus Callies & Ignacio Palacios Martínez is now available on our YouTube channel:

We welcome three new members to the ISLE Nominating Committee: 

  • Marina Dossena (University of Bergamo) 
  • Mikko Laitinen (University of Eastern Finland) 
  • Robert Mailhammer (Western Sydney University) 

They join existing members Kathryn Allan (UCL, Committee Chair) and Kate Burridge (Monash University, former Committee Chair). Many thanks to each of them for agreeing to join or continue on the committee. 

The recording of the ISLE Forum on "Replication and Replicability in English Linguistics" with Joseph Flanagan, Lukas Sönning and Martin Schweinberger is now available on our YouTube channel: