International Society for Language Studies - Biennial Conference Summer 2013

Starts:  Jun 1, 2013 00:00 (CT)
Ends:  Jun 30, 2013 00:00 (CT)

The International Society for Language Studies is accepting proposal for its biennial conference next summer (June, 2013) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The deadline has been extended to September 15, 2012. The theme of the conference is “Language and Social Justice.” Further details and instructions for submitting a proposal can be found on the ISLS conference page: .


The International Society for Language Studies, Inc., (ISLS) is an interdisciplinary association of scholars who explore critical perspectives on language.  Within these perspectives, language is understood as both shaping and being shaped by historical, political, social, and cultural contexts.  Research on language from such perspectives has historically been marginalized as well as compartmentalized within artificially constructed academic disciplines.  The primary purpose of ISLS is to bridge these arbitrary disciplinary territories and provide a forum for both theoretical and empirical research, from existing and emergent research methodologies, for exploring the relationships among language, power, discourses, and social practices.


Activities include:


  *   A biennial conference for the presentation of research

  *   A quarterly journal, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies

  *   ISLS publication initiatives

  *   A weekly newsletter with language news from around the world




Ryuko Kubota, Ph.D.


The International Society for Language Studies


San Juan, Puerto Rico