Important Dates

February 28, 2010:  Deadline for presentation proposals

May 15, 2010: Early-bird registration deadline

July 25 - 27, 2010: World Englishes 2010 conference

The 16th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 16) is being hosted by Simon Fraser University at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver, Canada from July 25 to 27, 2010.

Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
(enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L6
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Telephone: ++1.778.782.5800


The conference theme is


The following plenary speakers will address the conference.

  • Dr. Braj B. Kachru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chanpaign, USA
  • Dr. Sue Wright, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Dr. Nkonko Kamwangamalu, Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA


In addition, focus lectures will be given by

  • Dr. Yamuna Kachru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Dr. Murray Munro, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
  • Dr. Elizabeth Martin, California State University, San Bernardino, USA
  • Dr. Jamie Shinhee Lee, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

Please click on the links at the left for more information regarding the Call for Papers, Registration, Accommodations, Plenary Speakers, etc.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver in July 2010!


Prof. Suzanne K. Hilgendorf, Chair
Organizing Committee for IAWE 2010

Individuals planning on attending the 2010 World Englishes conference may be interested in knowing that the 37th International Systemic Functional Congress will be held in Vancouver immediately preceding IAWE 16.  Keynote speakers at that conference include, among others, M.A.K. Halliday and Gunther Kress.  For information about ISFC and the deadline for abstracts, please visit

This conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Linguistics; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Department of English, Simon Fraser University; the IELTS Testing Centre at Simon Fraser University; and supported in part by a grant from the Simon Fraser University Vice-President, Academic's 2010/2011 Conference Fund.