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ISLE Summer School 2017

ISLE Summer School 2017 (Photo by Karsten Dörre (grizurgbg) - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Regensburg_Uferpanorama_06_2006.jpg)

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Since its inception in 2013, the ISLE Spring/Summer Schools have brought together (doctoral) students and early-career researchers from around the world to learn about the latest developments in the field of linguistics and provide a forum for strengthening their international networks. 

The 2017 Summer School of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) will take place in Regensburg from 4-7 October. The theme of this year's Summer School is "Variation in World Englishes: advanced issues in theory and methodology".

Plenary speakers (abstracts)

We are happy to announce that the following scholars have agreed to give plenary lecutures at the Summer School:

  • Marianne Hundt (University of Zurich): Morpho-syntactic Variation in World Englishes – The Corpus-Based Approach
  • Lisa Lim (University of Hong Kong): Englishes in an age of reimagining: Perspectives from urban, online, multicultural Asia
  • Daniel Schreier (University of Zurich): Do dialects really change or speakers simply vary? Challenges for sociolinguistic fieldwork and interpretation
  • Edgar Schneider (University of Regensburg): World Englishes as a scholarly discipline: Evolution and current challenges

Workshops (abstracts)

In addition to the plenary lectures there will be five workshops focussing on theoretical and methodological developments in World Englishes.

  • Analysing World Englishes in Praat (Alexander Kautzsch, University of Regensburg)
  • Collecting and analysing diachronic data in World Englishes (Thorsten Brato, University of Regensburg)
  • Collecting field data in World Englishes (Sarah Buschfeld, University of Regensburg)
  • Corpus data: from compilation to statistical modelling (Sandra Götz/Tobias Bernaisch, University of Giessen)
  • Transcribing and annotating data in ELAN (Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto)

Local organising committee

Edgar Schneider (chair), Thorsten Brato, Sarah Buschfeld (co-chairs), Alexander Kautzsch, Theresa Neumaier, Florian Schleburg, Sonja-Schmidt-Zeidler, Lucia Siebers

Verpflegunssponsor / Sponsor for catering:

Rewe 4c

Ausstattungssponsor / Sponsor for equipment:

  Real Klein

  1. Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Cultures
  2. Department of English and American Studies

ISLE Summer School 2017



Universität Regensburg
Department of English and American Studies
93040 Regensburg