Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 15th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS15), which will be held from March 3-4, 2023 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 ILLS15 is “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Bilingualism”.  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. Our currently confirmed plenary speakers include:

Dr. Lydia White (McGill University)

Dr. Barbara Bullock (The University of Texas at Austin)

Dr. Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)

Dr. Viorica Marian (Northwestern University)

Abstract Submissions

To submit an abstract, please visit: 

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.

Submissions will close on December 3, 2022. Submissions have been extended to December 16th, 2022!

Authors will be notified of abstract decisions in early January, 2023.

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