International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 25)

Dates and Venue: The 25th conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 25) will be held at Stony Brook University June 15-17, 2023. The conference is hosted by the Mattoo Center for India Studies and the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, along with a number of cosponsors.

Plenary Speakers: The plenary speakers for the conference will include Tobias Bernaisch and Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen), Patricia Friedrich (University of Arizona), Rajend Mesthrie (University of Capetown), Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University), and David Crystal (renowned scholar)(online presentation).

Theme: The theme of the conference will be World Englishes in a multilingual world, which usefully reminds us that the world Englishes (WE) enterprise is not simply concerned with discrete varieties of English from a geographical perspective, but, rather, by a wider vision of the role of English in language contact and language hybridity on a global scale. In this view, Englishes worldwide occur not in a sociolinguistic vacuum, but in contact with multiple languages in diverse regions throughout the world.

Those intending to give papers at the conference are encouraged to present research on the status, functions and features of Englishes in particular regions and countries, as well as on a swathe of related topics which may include the following:

Topics for Abstracts (Partial List):
World Englishes and advertising
World Englishes and applied linguistics
World Englishes and bilingual creativity
World Englishes and bilingualism
World Englishes and code-mixing/switching
World Englishes and corpus linguistics
World Englishes and cultural linguistics
World Englishes and discourse analysis
World Englishes and economics
World Englishes and English as a lingua franca
World Englishes and English-medium instruction (EMI)
World Englishes and intercultural communication
World Englishes and language attitudes
World Englishes and language change
World Englishes and language contact
World Englishes and language description
World Englishes and language endangerment
World Englishes and language policy
World Englishes and language teaching
World Englishes and language variation
World Englishes and lexicography
World Englishes and linguistic landscapes
World Englishes and linguistic theory
World Englishes and multilingualism
World Englishes and pidgins and creoles
World Englishes and pragmatics
World Englishes and second language acquisition
World Englishes and social media
World Englishes and sociolinguistics
World Englishes and the media
World Englishes and world languages
World Englishes and world literatures
World Englishes in historical perspective

Deadline: If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please send us your abstract (maximum 160 words) to the following email address: The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is November 30, 2022.  However, if an early decision is required for Visa, travel grant or other purposes, please send your abstract right away and it will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Registration: It is currently planned that registration fees for presenters will be $395 for IAWE members, and $195 for student members. (Details and procedure for registration will be posted later.)

Other details:  Details about the conference program, accommodations, Visa requirements, travel, and all other aspects of the conference will be posted on this website in the coming weeks.   Be sure to visit this site frequently.

In the meantime, we would encourage you to send in your abstracts early and to start planning for this exciting event, which will once again bring together members (old and new) of the IAWE family.