About ILLS

ILLS is a general linguistics conference open to all subfields and primarily encouraging the submission of abstracts by graduate students.

The ILLS annual conference is proud to be entirely student-organized and operated by the Linguistics Student Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In the past, ILLS has held special sessions on a variety of themes including Minority Languages, Pragmatics, and Multilingualism. Since 2009 this conference has grown to include student presenters from across the country; in 2013, we reached a milestone of one hundred registered attendees.

Current Conference

Theme: Language, Learning, and Technology: Linguistics in the 21st Century

Sociolinguistics Symposium: Acts of Identity

Important Dates

Abstracts due

by 10:59pm CST

Abstract Decisions


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Conference Schedule

Schedule of Events

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