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. ILLS is a general linguistics conference open to all subfields and primarily encourages the submission of abstracts by graduate students. 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.
Go to the ARCHIVES page for recordings and the proceedings of past ILLS conferences.
The UIUC Linguistics Student Organization is open to students from linguistics and related fields and to any student interested in the study of language. The LSO organizes social events, hosts speakers, and hosts the ILLS conference.
Studies in the Linguistic Sciences is the UIUC Department of Linguistics Working Papers, which has been published since 1971. SLS has also published the proceedings of past ILLS conferences.
The Linguistics Department at UIUC is one of the oldest, largest, and most distinguished departments of linguistics in the United States, attracting students from all over the world.
Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.