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.
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