LINGUIST List 32.1621

Tue May 11 2021

Confs: English; Gen Ling/Finland and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 10-May-2021
From: Paula Rautionaho <>
Subject: ISLE 6
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Date: 02-Jun-2021 - 05-Jun-2021
Location: Joensuu, Finland
Contact: Paula Rautionaho
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

Digitalization is undoubtedly one of the great revolutions in human history. Technologization and digitalization make it possible that massive amounts of linguistic data, past and present, are available through various channels. These data can be combined, annotated, mined and visualized using high-powered computing. For several decades, English linguistics has been at the forefront of this revolution in the humanities, as evinced for instance in the development and use of digital corpora and in the quantitative turn in the field. While we recognize these past achievements, ISLE 6 seeks to assess the impact of digitalization in English linguistics and in the study of its varieties. We hope to be a venue for state-of-the-art presentations that highlight how digitalization can (or cannot) benefit the study of English linguistics and how it could help us understand its past and present and possibly predict its future paths.

ISLE 6 will take place on 2–5 June 2021 as a hybrid conference with options for both on-site and online participation. The full academic program can be followed online, and we are currently planning for different ways of socializing and interacting on-site and online. We are of course closely monitoring the situation and are ready to go fully digital if need be. We will inform you of any changes through the ISLE website ( and through the ISLE 6 website ( With changes in the conference format, we will also be able to accommodate more papers, and we will therefore open a new call for papers, posters and workshops.

Program Information:

The program for ISLE 6 is now available at Registration is possible until 1 June 2021!

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