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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Akita, Japan
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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Orlando, Florida


Honolulu, Hawaii


Montréal, Canada


St. Thomas, USVI

2015 Conference

Image of AlbuquerqueThe 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."

About the Theme

Language is more than the words that are communicated from one to another. Language represents our identity in terms of our relationships with others, how we are connected to others, power between individuals or groups, and so forth. A critical examination of the connection between language and society also requires a critical consideration of the ways in which language and community are linked. Community is defined differently across disciplines and in varying situations, and as such we invite scholars to engage in discussions about how what community means in their respective areas of research and to explicitly discuss how their presentation is relevant to their understanding of the relationship between community and language.

The hotel reservation system is now open. Book your room today! The hotel is selling out quickly! We have secured a great rate of $109 per night (before taxes) at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town for single or double occupancy based on availability. You may also take advantage of this rate 3 days before and after the conference, also based on availability. If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, you may call the hotel directly at 505-843-6300 and give them our group code: 1506INTLSO.

The conference program schedule is now available. Click here to view the program. For details about Albuquerque, click here to read our FAQs.

The on-line registration system is closed. On-site registration rates are below:

  • Members: $300
  • Non-Members: $400
  • Student Members: $140
  • Student Non-Members: $225

  • For questions regarding this conference, please e-mail the conference chairs, Erin Mikulec, Jennifer Wooten, and Paul Chamness Miller, at .

    2017 Conference

    The 2017 conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Details about the conference will be posted in late 2015.