past conferences

2013






San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2011


Oranjestad, Aruba
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2009


Orlando, Florida

2007


Honolulu, Hawaii

2005


Montréal, Canada

2003


St. Thomas, USVI








2014 Conference

The International Society for Language Studies, co-sponsored by Akita International University, is pleased to announce that we will hold a conference from June 13-15, 2014 at Akita International University, in Akita, Japan. The theme of the conference will be “A Critical Examination of Language and Society.” The deadline for submitting proposals has passed and submissions are no longer accepted. Notifications of proposal acceptance or rejection have been sent. Early bird registration until February 15 is set at $125 for student members ($150 for non-member students) and $150 for members ($175 for non-members), and includes lunch for all 3 days of the conference, transportation between the hotel and campus each day, and a social gathering with drinks & appetizers. After February 15th, registration rates increase to $200 for members and $225 for non-members. On-site registration is $300. Registration is open (see link below). All presenters who have not registered for the conference by February 15, 2014 will be excluded from the program. Details about submitting your paper for consideration in the Readings in Language Studies series, Volume 5, to be published in 2015, will be provided at the conference.

About the Theme
Language is more than the words that are communicated from one to another. Language represents our social and cultural identity in terms of our relationships with others, how we are connected to society, the power relationships between individuals or groups, among others. This conference is designed as a venue for individuals from all disciplines to come together and discuss language from a critical, interdisciplinary lens.

The proposal submission system for 2014 is now closed. Information about ISLS 2015 can be found below.
Registration for ISLS 2014 in Akita is now open! Click here to access the registration system. Online registration ends on May 1st.

For travel and hotel information for Akita, click here.

For questions regarding the conference, please e-mail the conference chairs, Paul Chamness Miller and Hidehiro Endo, at conf2014@isls.co.


2015 Conference

The International Society for Language Studies will hold its regular biennial conference from June 18-20, 2015 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The theme of the conference will be "Critical Language Studies: Focusing on Community." The paper proposal submission system will be open from April 1, 2014 and close on October 31, 2014. Submissions will not be accepted after the October 31st deadline. Notification of proposal acceptance or rejection will be sent at the end of November, 2014. All presenters who have not registered for the conference by December 31, 2014 will not be scheduled in the program. Selected conference papers will be published by ISLS in the Readings in Language Studies series in 2016.

For more information, please read the call for proposals. For questions regarding this conference, please e-mail the conference chairs, Erin Mikulec, Jennifer Wooten, and Paul Chamness Miller, at conf2015@isls.co .

The proposal submission system is open! Click here to submit your proposal. Instructions for submitting your proposal can be found here.