16th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS16)

March 1, 2024 - March 2, 2024


We are pleased to announce that abstract submissions are now open for the 16th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS16), which will be held from March 1-2, 2024 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ILLS is an annual graduate student-run 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.

ILLS is a general linguistics conference open to any and all submissions relating to language and linguistics. The conference theme for ILLS16 is “Language, Mind, and Society.” Submissions related to this theme are especially encouraged, though submissions are not limited to this theme. We primarily encourage submissions from graduate and undergraduate students. 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.

We are excited to announce our plenary speakers this year:
Michael Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)
Rajka Smiljanic (University of Texas at Austin)
Ruth Kramer (Georgetown University)
Salvatore Callesano (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

In recognition of the outstanding contributions of non-UIUC students, ILLS16 will award travel grants. The top 5 rated abstracts submitted by non-UIUC students will receive a travel award of $200 each. This award can be utilized to cover transportation and lodging expenses.

Conference Location: I Hotel and Illinois Conference Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference Date: March 1- March 2, 2024
Contact Information: [email protected]

REGISTRATION LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9e_Ccn4-7M5LQFcVZUUvWBat2eLoju5w8hbPAb9Q7xrNNxw/viewform?usp=sf_link

-Early Registration deadline: February 1, 2024
$30 students and faculty from other universities
Free for UIUC students and faculty

-Late registration: February 2- ILLS conference
$40 for students and faculty from other universities
Free for UIUC students and faculty

Submission instructions:

Abstract Submission Information: Submissions will close on December 5, 2023. Authors will be notified of abstract decisions in December, 2023.

- Submissions are limited to one single-author abstract and one multi-author abstract, OR two multi-author abstracts. First and presenting authors must be students.
- Abstracts should be no more than 1 page in Times New Roman 12 pt. font with at least 1-inch margins. One extra page allowed for images, data, and/or references.
- Full references are not necessary; please use the (Author, Year) format.
- Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format with NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION of the presenter in the document.

For further recommendations, please visit the following Linguistic Society of America webpage on writing an abstract: https://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/webinar-abstract-writing-how-convince-page

Submissions open: Sept. 20, 2023 - Dec. 5, 2023

Abstract review period: Dec. 6, 2023 - Dec. 20, 2023

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