Call for Abstracts

Submissions are now CLOSED for the 16th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS16), which will be held from March 1-2, 2024. 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.

In recognition of the outstanding contributions of non-UIUC students, we are thrilled to announce a Travel Award opportunity! 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.

Abstract Submissions

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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 a maximum of 500 words, with 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 via Easy Chair in PDF format with NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION of the presenter in the document.

Submission was closed on December 5, 2023. Authors were notified of abstract decision in December, 2023.

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