We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2024 ISLE Summer School on "English(es) on the move: Exploring online data and online processing" in Freiburg is open. The Summer School will take place from July 22 to 27, 2024. Six of the courses offered will be in-presence classes, two will be offered fully online. All plenaries and panels will offered in a hybrid way. Early-bird registration will be possible until December 15, 2023. For detailed information please visit!

The recording of the ISLE Forum on "Communicating (English) Linguistics to the Public" with Kate Burridge and Dan McIntyre is now available on our YouTube channel:

The recording of Edgar Schneider's Expert Forum on "New Directions in World Englishes Research" is now available on our YouTube channel:

You can find plans for fantastic new outreach activities by ISLE President Bernd Kortmann at

We just launched the ISLE YouTube channel at We publish selected video material from our summer schools, conferences, and other events.


The 2022 Richard M. Hogg Prize was awarded to Elen Le Foll for her paper entitled "Schulenglisch: A multi-dimensional description of the variety of English taught in German schools".

The journal English Language and Linguistics (ELL) publishes one special issue each year, and the journal editors would now like to invite proposals for the special issue to be published in 2024.

Special issues should be focused on a specific topic which is of key interest to specialists in the various sub-disciplines of English linguistics. The topics and contents of past special issues can be consulted by viewing back issues on the ELL website:

As a rough guideline, a special issue should be a collection of 5–10 targeted (often commissioned) articles, including a lead article or 'perspectivizing' introduction by the editor(s), with a maximum length of 100,000 words for the entire special issue. However, no strict format is prescribed and editors are welcome to propose novel formats (for example, articles may be followed by responses from others). All articles submitted for a special issue will be subjected to the same rigorous quality and reviewing standards as regular submissions to English Language and Linguistics. The issue's editor(s) will collaborate closely with one of the regular editors of the journal during the reviewing stage and when deciding upon the ultimate selection of papers to be published.

The deadline for the first drafts of articles is expected to be around 1 July 2023, and the final revised versions of all articles in the special issue must be submitted by 1 March 2024 at the latest (to be ready for publication in the second issue of the year).

Proposals for a possible special issue should be no longer than 4 pages, including:

- information on the relevance of the topic and on what makes it attractive to the international English Linguistics community

- the special expertise of the editor(s)

- a preliminary list of contributors

- potentially, short abstracts of the papers (c. 50–75 words)


Please send proposals by 15 November 2022 to the following email address:

This will distribute the proposal to all three editors of ELL. Feel free to contact any or all of the journal editors in advance of this deadline if you have any queries about any of this. The journal editors would encourage those thinking of submitting a proposal to contact them to discuss it.

Journal editors:

Laurel Brinton (

Patrick Honeybone (

Bernd Kortmann (

Please note that the Hogg Prize deadline has been extended to April 30, 2022. For more information on the prize, including length requirements, style sheet and previous winning papers, see