CGS Co-Sponsored Event

The Center for Global Studies is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS16) - which is now open for registration! ILLS is an annual graduate student-run linguistics 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.
This event is part of the Global Intersections project initiative.


ILLS16 will be held from March 1 to 2, 2024 at the I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center (1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820). All U of I students who are interested in linguistics are welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend ILLS16, early registration is now open and it is free for all U of I system students. Please see the official website to register and to see the conference schedule!

The conference theme for ILLS16 is “Language, Mind, and Society.”  ILLS holds 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.


The plenary speakers include:

Dr. Michael Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)

Dr. Rajka Smiljanic (University of Texas at Austin)

Dr. Ruth Kramer (Georgetown University)

Dr. Salvatore Callesano (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Learn more about the speakers by visiting this page.

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