This is the website of the the international association for the integrational study of language and communication. The IAISLC was founded in 1998 and has members in more than twenty-five countries around the world. More...

Sad News

Roy Harris, founder of integrational linguistics and co-founder of the IAISLC, passed away on the 9th of February, 2015.

Read his Obituary


Integrationism is a new development in the theory of communication that has far-reaching implications for many social, political, legal, philosophical and psychological issues of our time. It offers a radical departure from traditional Western assumptions about language and communication. More...

Forthcoming Conference

Integrational Approaches to Teaching and Education

October 22- 25, 2015, in Dubai, UAE

Deadline for abstract submission extended to April 1st

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Recent Conference

Integrationism and Humanism

June 23-26, 2014

In recent years intellectuals and educators have called for a new humanism based on rationality, secularism, and scientific knowledge. The university curricula and schools thus conceived are to enable their students to become responsible citizens as well as independent critical thinkers.

This conference explored the (present-day) concept of humanism and its concomitant models of 'the human' from an integrational perspective.


Recent Publications

Linguistics Out of Bounds: Explorations in Integrational Linguistics in Honour of Roy Harris on his 80th Birthday
Language Sciences, Volume 33, Issue 4 (July 2011) Edited by David Bade and Adrian Pablé
35 short articles from many scholars on various aspects of Roy Harris’s work, including a survey of published reviews, and a Roy Harris bibliography for 1996-2010

Paperback edition of
Language Teaching: Integrational Linguistic Approaches
Routledge, New York (2009) Edited by Michael Toolan
This book demonstrates the relevance of an integrational linguistic perspective to a practical, real-world need, namely the learning of languages

Other Conferences

Integrationism 2.0
Special themes:
(1) Semantics for Robots: Utopian and Dystopian Visions in the Age of the ‘Language Machine’; (2) Semiology of Writing; (3) Supercategories and the Language Myth, University of Birmingham, July, 2011

Linguistic Theory in the 21st Century: Integrational Perspectives
Colloquium, The University of Hong Kong, May 2010