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16th Annual Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Conference

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Hosted by: Illinois Language & Linguistics Society; Co-sponsored by: Beckman Institute, Center for Advanced Study, Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies (U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant), Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Classics, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Department of History, Department of Linguistics, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, European Union Center (U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant), Humanities Research Institute, Illinois Dad’s Association, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE), Student Organization Resource Fee, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program
Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024   All Day
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We are pleased to announce the 16th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS16) is now open for registration!  ILLS is an annual graduate student-run linguistics conference aimed primarily at providing graduate and advanced undergraduate students a friendly venue in which to present and discuss research on any topic related to language and linguistics.

ILLS16 will be held from March 1 to 2, 2024 at I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center (1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820). We welcome all U of I students who are interested in linguistics. If you would like to attend ILLS16, early registration is now open, and it is free for all U of I system students. Please see our official website ( to register and to see the conference schedule!

The conference theme for ILLS16 is “Language, Mind, and Society.”  We hold that an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and a collaborative approach to language from a multitude of avenues is fundamental to the advancement of language research and the subsequent understanding of our world, cultures, and societies. Our plenary speakers include:

  • Dr. Michael Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)
  • Dr. Rajka Smiljanic (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Dr. Ruth Kramer (Georgetown University)
  • Dr. Salvatore Callesano (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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