LINGUIST List 30.4457

Sat Nov 23 2019

Calls: Anthro Ling, Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Nov-2019
From: Chelsey Norman <>
Subject: 12th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society
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Full Title: 12th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society
Short Title: ILLS12

Date: 28-Feb-2020 - 29-Feb-2020
Location: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Contact Person: Chelsey Norman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Dec-2019

Meeting Description:

The Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (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. It is a general linguistics conference open to all subfields and primarily encourages the submission of abstracts by graduate students.

Final Call For Papers:


The Illinois Language and Linguistic Society (ILLS) committee has extended the abstract submission deadline to December 2nd, 2019!

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 12th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS12), which will be held from February 28-29, 2020 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 submission relating to language and linguistics. The conference theme for ILLS 12 is “Language Across the Life Span.” 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 plenary speakers this year include:

Laura Colantoni (University of Toronto)
Michele Diaz (Penn State)
Norma Mendoza-Denton (UCLA)
Silvina Montrul (UIUC)

Additionally, The Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY) will again be held in conjunction with ILLS this year. SOSY will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020. If you are interested in SOSY, you can find more information and the call for papers at: Please note, you are welcome to submit abstracts to both SOSY and ILLS, however the same abstract will not be accepted for both events.

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 EasyAbs on in PDF format with NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION of the presenter in the document.

Submissions will close on December 2, 2019.

Authors will be notified of abstract decisions in December 2019.

For more details, please visit our website ( or contact us at

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