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Professor Olga Fischer will be the new president of the International Society for the Linguistics of English.

prof. O.C.M. (Olga) Fischer

In 2014 professor Olga Fischer of the English Department will be President of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE). The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level.

Olga Fischer was elected as President-elect on 20 October 2010 during the ISLE conference in Boston and will start her Presidentship at the ISLE Conference in Zurich in 2014. Check the conference website for more information about this conference which will be held at the University of Zurich from 24 to 27 August 2014.