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ISLE 8 (Santiago di Compostela, September 1-4, 2025), organized by the USC research units Variation Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization and SPERTUS, will take place at the Fontán Building, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia. The Call for Papers will be published in the coming weeks.

The Richard M. Hogg Prize deadline has been extended to 30th June, 2024. See https://www.isle-linguistics.org/activities/richard-m-hogg-prize

The recording of the ISLE Forum on "The Future of Corpus Linguistics" with Michaela Mahlberg, Laurence Anthony and Mikko Laitinen (moderated by Martin Schweinberger) is now available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t2BW1TzpUQ

The recording of the ISLE Forum on "Publishing is Key - But Where and How?" (moderated by Bernd Kortmann) is now available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsNuncR3xY

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 https://www.isle-linguistics.org/activities/richard-m-hogg-prize.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyUXZQWAhSM

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: https://youtu.be/9kq7vE-sZSs